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How High Fat and Insulin Levels May Lead to Diabetes

By Barbara E. Corkey | July 1, 2016

Lipids and insulin play important roles in blood sugar regulation, and altered levels of either could kick start metabolic dysfunction.

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What Causes Type 2 Diabetes?

By Barbara E. Corkey | July 1, 2016

Insulin resistance and high levels of insulin and lipids all precede the development of metabolic dysfunction. Which metabolic factor is to blame?

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On the Origins of Life

By Jef Akst | March 17, 2015

A new experimental system demonstrates that precursors of ribonucleotides, amino acids, and lipids may have simultaneously arisen from the same prebiotic chemistry.

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Week in Review: April 28–May 2

By Tracy Vence | May 2, 2014

Male scientists stress mice out; using SCNT to reprogram adult cells; acetate can reach mouse brain, reduce appetite; WHO sounds “post-antibiotic era” alarm

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Rare Fat Keeps Fly from Freezing

By Sandhya Sekar | April 30, 2014

Researchers report the first evidence of cryopreservation by an overwintering insect in which stores of an uncommon lipid are critical.

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An Ancient Evolutionary Advantage?

By Emily Willingham | April 1, 2014

Shared sequences within the brain lipid-metabolism pathway between Neanderthals and modern Europeans highlight questions about how these genetic similarities arose.

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Triglyceride Clock

By Abby Olena | February 10, 2014

The timing of meals affects the levels of lipids in the livers of mice, according to a study.

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Another Eczema Gene Identified

By Kerry Grens | November 6, 2013

Human variations in a gene that causes matted fur in mutant mice are tied to the skin malady.

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How Autophagy Works

By Muriel Mari, Sharon A. Tooze, and Fulvio Reggiori | February 1, 2012

There are five steps of autophagosome biogenesis: induction, expansion, vesicle completion, fusion, and cargo degradation. 

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The Enigmatic Membrane

By Muriel Mari, Sharon A. Tooze, and Fulvio Reggiori | February 1, 2012

Despite years of research, the longstanding mystery of where the autophagosome gets its double lipid bilayers is not much clearer.

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