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.