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A chemically altered osteoporosis drug may be useful in fighting malaria, researchers report in a new study. Unlike similar compounds tested against other parasitic protozoa, the drug readily crosses into the red blood cells of malaria-infected mice and kills the malaria parasite.
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.
Defects in a protein that functions as a dietary fat sensor may be a cause of obesity and liver disease.
In a standard biology textbook, cells tend to look more or less the same from all sides.
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.
Fish oil is known to lower triglycerides, but can it prevent a heart attack?
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.
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.
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.
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