Smooth regulation of lipid metabolism

A collaboration between a medical school and a biotech company gives hope in the fight against cardiovascular disease.

Fatty plaque more likely to cause a heart attack than calcified plaque

In the first study of its kind, researchers found that lipid deposits within artery plaques have more structural stress

Scientists discover that host cell lipids facilitate bacterial movement

When the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes invades the body, it commandeers its host cell's actin cytoskeleton to invade other cells.

Fat overrides effects of vitamin C

Fats in our stomach may reduce the protective effects of antioxidants such as vitamin C.

Lipids vary by race, gender

When it comes to lipid profiles -- a key measure of heart disease risk-- it appears that African-Americans and women have it better than whites and men

University of Texas Southwestern Ophthalmologists Find Link Between Dry Eyes And Defective Lipid Structure

A defective lipid structure appears to be the culprit behind many chronically dry eyes, a condition that affects millions of Americans

How fat kills heart cells

Droplets of stored lipids accumulate in the cytoplasm of cardiac myocytes in a variety of cardiomyopathies

Study reveals function of lipid in neuronal synapses

Yale researchers demonstrate the crucial role of a membrane lipid called phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate

Polyunsaturated fatty acids and inflammation

The article describes n–3 PUFAs (found in fish oils) that replace arachidonic acid when in high amounts, thus, decreasing the production of inflammatory eicosanoids and cytokines...

Study Links Brain Fatty Acid Levels To Depression

News: A group of researchers from Israel has discovered that rats exhibiting the signs of depression have increased levels of the omega-6 fatty acid, arachidonic acid, in their brains.