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Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance made in the liver, and found in the blood and in all cells of the body. Cholesterol is important for good health and is needed for making cell walls, tissues, hormones, vitamin D, and bile acid.
Specific gene may play a causal role in heart disease independent of cholesterol levels

Specific gene may play a causal role in heart disease independent of cholesterol levels

New mRNA COVID-19 vaccine candidate shows promise in vivo

New mRNA COVID-19 vaccine candidate shows promise in vivo

Researchers examine circRNAs encoded by MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV-1 and SARS-CoV-2

Researchers examine circRNAs encoded by MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV-1 and SARS-CoV-2

UVA scientists identify a potential way to prevent heart attacks and strokes

UVA scientists identify a potential way to prevent heart attacks and strokes

Lupus patients with lower vitamin D levels more likely to have metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance

Lupus patients with lower vitamin D levels more likely to have metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance

The pressure is on to diagnose and treat chronic kidney disease

The pressure is on to diagnose and treat chronic kidney disease

Taking fish oil provides health benefits only if you have the right genetic makeup, shows study

Taking fish oil provides health benefits only if you have the right genetic makeup, shows study

UArizona researcher finds a unique approach to tackle both Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes

UArizona researcher finds a unique approach to tackle both Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes

Near-infrared hyperspectral imaging technique can facilitate the diagnosis of fatty liver diseases

Near-infrared hyperspectral imaging technique can facilitate the diagnosis of fatty liver diseases

Gene responsible for cholesterol dysregulation in brain cancer cells could be a target for future drugs

Gene responsible for cholesterol dysregulation in brain cancer cells could be a target for future drugs

Disease-driving B cells play a role in the development of NAFLD

Disease-driving B cells play a role in the development of NAFLD

Study uncovers mechanism that causes genetic movement disorder

Study uncovers mechanism that causes genetic movement disorder

Endovascular therapy more prevalent among stroke patients, yet racial differences persist

Endovascular therapy more prevalent among stroke patients, yet racial differences persist

Study reveals worsening health profiles in Gen X and Gen Y

Study reveals worsening health profiles in Gen X and Gen Y

Study: Mobile stroke units reduce disability, improve outcomes in stroke patients

Study: Mobile stroke units reduce disability, improve outcomes in stroke patients

Anti-inflammatory therapies may help prevent heart disease in people with age-related blood condition

Anti-inflammatory therapies may help prevent heart disease in people with age-related blood condition

Researcher get federal grant to study how gut microbiota and inflammation promote metabolic syndrome

Researcher get federal grant to study how gut microbiota and inflammation promote metabolic syndrome

Research looks at inflammatory nature of lipid nanoparticle component in mRNA vaccines

Research looks at inflammatory nature of lipid nanoparticle component in mRNA vaccines

Machine learning algorithm predicts risk for suicide attempt

Machine learning algorithm predicts risk for suicide attempt

Researchers discover new protein that may play a key role in atherosclerosis

Researchers discover new protein that may play a key role in atherosclerosis