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Latest Lipid Stories

2012-08-15 01:21:20

Pioneering mass spectrometry methods developed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Ames Laboratory are helping plant biologists get their first glimpses of never-before-seen plant tissue structures.

2012-08-14 23:01:51

The findings of a recent epidemiological study suggested that omega-3 fatty acids, such as found in Omega XL®, blunted cardiac responses to air pollution exposure. Fort

A New Target For The Treatment Of Diabetes And Obesity
2012-08-02 15:15:52

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a potential target for treating diabetes and obesity.

2012-07-27 06:30:47

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. While research has shown that increasing the amount of n-3 fatty acids within your diet could help lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, a new research shows that might not be all true.

Debate Rages Over Cholesterol Screening For Children
2012-07-24 08:26:48

According to recent commentary published online in Pediatrics, new recommendations for lipid screening in children are based on opinion and "fail to weigh health benefits against potential harms."

2012-07-17 15:13:00

A study of teenage girls with eating disorders has shown that reduced essential fatty acid levels returned to normal once the girls increased their weight to a healthy level.

By Keeping Their 'Antennae' Up, Lipid Helps Cells Find Their Way
2012-07-09 15:07:12

A lipid that helps lotion soften the skin also helps cells find and stay in the right location in the body by ensuring they keep their "antennae" up, scientists report.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.