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2012-02-28 14:42:38

A diet lacking in omega-3 fatty acids, nutrients commonly found in fish, may cause your brain to age faster and lose some of its memory and thinking abilities.

2012-02-20 20:19:38

Defects in a protein that functions as a dietary fat sensor may be a cause of obesity and liver disease.

2012-02-20 14:32:25

In a standard biology textbook, cells tend to look more or less the same from all sides.

Image 1 - Mass Extinctions: Nature’s Spectacular Staging of Natural Selection
2012-02-11 04:00:32

In “Mass Extinctions: Nature’s Spectacular Staging of Natural Selection” Julian Lieb, M.D provides evidence that “die-offs” or mass deaths are episodes of natural selection, caused by activation of enzymes of the arachidonic acid cascade.

2012-02-09 18:29:47

Fish oil is known to lower triglycerides, but can it prevent a heart attack?

2012-02-01 09:42:27

A team of scientists from the University of Utah and the University of California at San Francisco has discovered that the mutation of a gene encoding a ketone body transporter triggers accumulation of fat and other lipids in the livers of zebrafish.

2012-01-30 06:08:30

Can brown fat make you thinner? A research team led by Andre Carpentier and Denis Richard at the Université de Sherbrook, in Quebec; attempted to find the answer.

2012-01-27 10:35:27

Like a magician employing sleight of hand, the protein mitoNEET -- a mysterious but important player in diabetes, cancer and aging -- draws the eye with a flurry of movement in one location while the subtle, more crucial action takes place somewhere else.

2012-01-26 02:17:47

Limiting certain essential nutrients for several days before surgery—either protein or amino acids—may reduce the risk of serious surgical complications such as heart attack or stroke.