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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.
A new general medical journal launched this week with a non-traditional publishing model

A new general medical journal launched this week with a non-traditional publishing model

New genetic mechanism has been identified linking diet to breast cancer

New genetic mechanism has been identified linking diet to breast cancer

Discovery of fundamental mechanism within cells that link obesity and type 2 diabetes

Discovery of fundamental mechanism within cells that link obesity and type 2 diabetes

Study increases likelihood that MRI could be used as predictive technology to determine which patients should be placed on statin therapy for atherosclerosis

Study increases likelihood that MRI could be used as predictive technology to determine which patients should be placed on statin therapy for atherosclerosis

Lipid profile differences explain why two people with the same overall cholesterol level can have different degrees of cardiovascular disease

Lipid profile differences explain why two people with the same overall cholesterol level can have different degrees of cardiovascular disease

Patent pending discovery could help type 2 diabetics

Patent pending discovery could help type 2 diabetics

Approval of Abilify (aripiprazole) for the treatment of acute bipolar mania

Approval of Abilify (aripiprazole) for the treatment of acute bipolar mania

Master gene that controls the first breath a newborn infant

Master gene that controls the first breath a newborn infant

Study is the first to show that lowering the levels of lipid in nerve terminals affects the efficiency of neurotransmission

Study is the first to show that lowering the levels of lipid in nerve terminals affects the efficiency of neurotransmission

Protein that causes juvenile Batten disease also plays a key role in normal cell function

Protein that causes juvenile Batten disease also plays a key role in normal cell function

Important discovery that will increase the understanding of multiple sclerosis

Important discovery that will increase the understanding of multiple sclerosis

Blacks and whites have similar amounts of coronary calcium deposits, which are a sign of atherosclerotic plaques

Blacks and whites have similar amounts of coronary calcium deposits, which are a sign of atherosclerotic plaques

Vast majority of heart attacks may be predicted by nine easily measurable factors

Vast majority of heart attacks may be predicted by nine easily measurable factors

New study confirms benefits of rimonabant in weight loss

New study confirms benefits of rimonabant in weight loss

Blueberries may lower cholesterol

Blueberries may lower cholesterol

Pfizer receives approval for acute bipolar mania drug

Pfizer receives approval for acute bipolar mania drug

New database about a group of genes associated with multidrug resistance in cancerous tumors

New database about a group of genes associated with multidrug resistance in cancerous tumors

People with type 2 diabetes could benefit from atorvastatin

People with type 2 diabetes could benefit from atorvastatin

New service-oriented laboratory focused on bioanalysis and pharmacokinetics

New service-oriented laboratory focused on bioanalysis and pharmacokinetics

Short bouts of exercise reduce the risk of heart disease

Short bouts of exercise reduce the risk of heart disease