Latest Oxysterol Stories

2012-04-20 09:45:17

A Simon Fraser University researcher is among four scientists who argue that cholesterol may slow or stop cancer cell growth. They describe how cholesterol-binding proteins called ORPs may control cell growth in A Detour for Yeast Oxysterol Binding Proteins, a paper published in the latest issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry. The scientists came to their conclusion while trying to understand how cholesterol moves around inside cells in the fat's journey to cell surfaces where it...

2009-02-11 15:55:00

New research from the University of Surrey has confirmed that limiting egg consumption has little effect on cholesterol levels, BBC News reported. The study suggests that most people could eat as many eggs as they wanted without damaging their health. Numerous studies of egg nutrition were analyzed and the team found that the idea of eating more than three eggs a week was bad for you is still a widespread misconception based on out-of-date evidence. In fact, eating saturated fats was far more...

2008-11-06 06:00:21

Exelixis, Inc. (Nasdaq:EXEL) today announced that it has signed an extension of the company's research collaboration agreement with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) to discover novel therapies targeted against the Liver X Receptor (LXR), a nuclear hormone receptor implicated in a variety of cardiovascular and metabolic disorders. The collaboration, originally established in January of 2006 for a period of two years, was extended in 2007, at Bristol-Myers Squibb's request, through...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.