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2012-05-15 23:27:33

For the first time, researchers at the University of California, San Diego have peered inside a living mouse cell and mapped the processes that power the celebrated health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. More profoundly, they say their findings suggest it may be possible to manipulate these processes to short-circuit inflammation before it begins, or at least help to resolve inflammation before it becomes detrimental. The work is published in the May 14, 2012 online Early Edition of the...

2010-12-02 00:44:46

For the first time, scientists have described not only the identities and quantities of fat species in a living mammalian cell "“ in this case, a mouse macrophage or white blood cell "“ but they also report how these lipids react and change over time to a bacterial stimulus triggering the cell's immune response. Writing in the December 17 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, lead author Edward A. Dennis, PhD, distinguished professor of pharmacology, chemistry and...

2010-08-26 12:46:47

UC San Diego-led team of scientists create novel map of lipid locations in a single cell In real estate, location is everything. The same might be said of lipids "“ those crucial cellular fats and oils that serve as building blocks for cells and as key energy sources for the body. In a paper published in the September issue of the Journal of Lipid Research, a team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, has mapped for the first...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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