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Lipids are a broad group of naturally-occurring molecules which includes fats, waxes, sterols, fat-soluble vitamins (such as vitamins A, D, E and K), monoglycerides, diglycerides, phospholipids, and others. The main biological functions of lipids include energy storage, as structural components of cell membranes, and as important signaling molecules.
Researchers develop new way to design glycoclusters for targeted drug delivery

Researchers develop new way to design glycoclusters for targeted drug delivery

A team led by researchers at the RIKEN Biofunctional Synthetic Chemistry Laboratory in Japan has developed a way to engineer glycan complexes--clusters of sugar chains attached to proteins or lipids--in a way that allows the molecules to be transported preferentially to specific organs of the body, depending on the sugar chains contained in the cluster. [More]
Sleep apnea can make lung cancer more dangerous by increasing tumor growth

Sleep apnea can make lung cancer more dangerous by increasing tumor growth

A team of researchers from the University of Chicago and the University of Barcelona has found that intermittent hypoxia, or an irregular lack of air experienced by people with sleep apnea, can increase tumor growth by promoting the release of circulating exosomes. [More]
UAB researchers show how aging and excess dietary fat lead to heart failure

UAB researchers show how aging and excess dietary fat lead to heart failure

In mouse experiments, University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have shown how aging and excess dietary fat create signals that lead to heart failure after a heart attack. [More]
Scientists uncover evidence of prehistoric milk production in southern Europe

Scientists uncover evidence of prehistoric milk production in southern Europe

A team of scientists and archaeologists have discovered widespread evidence of prehistoric milk production in southern Europe. [More]
International scientists unravel mystery of newly discovered type of controlled cell death

International scientists unravel mystery of newly discovered type of controlled cell death

A multidisciplinary international team of scientists solved the mystery of a recently discovered type of controlled cell death, mapping the path to potential therapies for conditions ranging from radiation injury to cancer. [More]
Study finds nearly 20% decline in incidence of coronary heart disease in the U.S.

Study finds nearly 20% decline in incidence of coronary heart disease in the U.S.

The incidence of coronary heart disease in the U.S. declined nearly 20 percent from 1983 to 2011, according to a study appearing in the November 15 issue of JAMA. [More]
Researcher investigating drugs to prevent lung cancer from spreading

Researcher investigating drugs to prevent lung cancer from spreading

The American Cancer Society has reported that lung cancer, which kills more Americans than any other type of cancer, is expected result in an estimated 158,080 deaths in 2016. [More]
Consumption of high oleic, Omega-3 enriched canola oil decreases risk of cardiovascular disease

Consumption of high oleic, Omega-3 enriched canola oil decreases risk of cardiovascular disease

Scientists from the University of Granada, the CIDAF, and the Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals at Canada have proven that the consumption of high oleic canola oil enriched with Omega-3 significantly reduces the concentration of triglycerides in the blood. [More]
New study to explore impact of vitamin K supplement on cardiovascular health of obese children

New study to explore impact of vitamin K supplement on cardiovascular health of obese children

Researchers want to know whether a vitamin K supplement is an effective, inexpensive way to help reduce the cardiovascular risk of obese children. [More]
Natural compound slows typical signs of aging in mice

Natural compound slows typical signs of aging in mice

Much of human health hinges on how well the body manufactures and uses energy. For reasons that remain unclear, cells' ability to produce energy declines with age, prompting scientists to suspect that the steady loss of efficiency in the body's energy supply chain is a key driver of the aging process. [More]
Study reveals potential therapeutic targets for treating patients who carry IFNGR receptor mutation

Study reveals potential therapeutic targets for treating patients who carry IFNGR receptor mutation

The study began by taking the medical history of 11 children, all of whom had a disorder due to mycobacteria infections, as the basis. All were discovered to have the same phenotype with the same mutation, which was located in the interferon-gamma (IFNGR) receptor, so the group began to explore what was causing this dysfunction. [More]
Research shows potential way to counteract glioblastoma growth by blocking PPARα receptor

Research shows potential way to counteract glioblastoma growth by blocking PPARα receptor

One of the most remarkable features of glioblastoma is the metabolic reprogramming of cancerous cells, resulting in uncontrolled cell proliferation, hypoxic conditions and angiogenesis. [More]
Gene therapy may be effective method for treating Niemann-Pick disease, type C1

Gene therapy may be effective method for treating Niemann-Pick disease, type C1

For the first time, National Institutes of Health researchers have demonstrated in mice that gene therapy may be the best method for correcting the single faulty gene that causes Niemann-Pick disease, type C1 (NPC1). [More]
WSU researchers identify potential new diagnostic tool for early detection of colorectal cancer

WSU researchers identify potential new diagnostic tool for early detection of colorectal cancer

Scientists at Washington State University and Johns Hopkins Medical School have discovered a fast, noninvasive method that could lead to the early diagnosis of colorectal cancer. [More]
New oncogene may contribute to high incidence of prostate cancer among African American men

New oncogene may contribute to high incidence of prostate cancer among African American men

A team of scientists has identified MNX1 as a new oncogene - a gene than can cause cancer - that is more active in African American prostate cancer than in European American prostate cancer. [More]
Rare neurological syndromes linked to variations in ATAD3A gene

Rare neurological syndromes linked to variations in ATAD3A gene

A team of scientists from a number of institutions around the world, including Baylor College of Medicine, has discovered that rare neurological syndromes for which there was no cause can be the result of variations in the gene ATAD3A. [More]
Empa researchers develop nanocarriers to protect antibacterial peptides in the body

Empa researchers develop nanocarriers to protect antibacterial peptides in the body

Several peptides have an antibacterial effect - but they are broken down in the human body too quickly to exert this effect. [More]
Small changes in diet can reduce CVD risk by 30%

Small changes in diet can reduce CVD risk by 30%

Exchanging few commercially regular-consumed food items with improved fat quality reduces total and LDL cholesterol. [More]
Penn researchers receive $5.2 million NIH grant to study mechanisms that promote lung regeneration

Penn researchers receive $5.2 million NIH grant to study mechanisms that promote lung regeneration

Penn Medicine researchers, along with colleagues at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Boston University, have received a $5.2 million, seven-year grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms that promote lung regeneration. [More]
New non-invasive method could improve diagnosis of severe liver disease

New non-invasive method could improve diagnosis of severe liver disease

A new non-invasive method of predicting the risk of developing a severe form of liver disease could ensure patients receive early and potentially life-saving medical intervention before irreversible damage is done. [More]
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