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Latest HMG-CoA reductase Stories

2011-03-02 16:14:09

A promising new way to inhibit cholesterol production in the body has been discovered, one that may yield treatments as effective as existing medications but with fewer side-effects.

2008-09-17 03:00:10

By Rea, Philip A The curiosity of biochemists, mixed with some obvious economic incentives, created a family of powerful cardiovascular drugs In 1966, Akira Endo, a young Japanese biochemist, started an adventure that would ultimately save thousands, if not millions, of lives.

2008-08-12 03:00:05

WASHINGTON - Patients taking some common medications for high cholesterol and irregular heartbeats can suffer severe muscle damage because of a problem in the way the drugs interact, the government warned Friday.

2005-08-11 19:05:00

72 years ago, the first evidence for end-product feedback regulation of a biosynthetic pathway was demonstrated when Rudolph Shoenheimer observed that mice synthesized large amounts of cholesterol when fed a low-cholesterol diet, but this synthesis stopped when the mice were fed cholesterol.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.