fatty acids
Researchers Identify Biomarkers for Obesity Risk in Women
Researchers Identify Biomarkers for Obesity Risk in Women
Catherine Offord | May 31, 2018
Low levels of a biochemical process involved in fat breakdown predicts weight gain and metabolic complications more than a decade later.
How Diet Influences Host-Microbiome Communication in Mice
How Diet Influences Host-Microbiome Communication in Mice
Joshua A. Krisch | Nov 23, 2016
Researchers are beginning to decipher the metabolic language of the microbiome, and determine how gut microbes communicate with host tissue.
Prominent Endocrinologist Dies
Prominent Endocrinologist Dies
Karen Zusi | Nov 20, 2015
Guenther Boden, who linked insulin resistance with fatty acids in the blood, has passed away at age 80.
On the Origins of Life
On the Origins of Life
Jef Akst | Mar 17, 2015
A new experimental system demonstrates that precursors of ribonucleotides, amino acids, and lipids may have simultaneously arisen from the same prebiotic chemistry.
Fatty Pheromones
Fatty Pheromones
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jul 1, 2014
A new class of pheromones, triacylglycerides, helps male fruit flies mark their mates to deter rivals.
Mutation Tied to Reduced Heart Disease
Mutation Tied to Reduced Heart Disease
Kerry Grens | Jun 20, 2014
Genetic variants that cripple a triglyceride-producing protein are linked with a lower risk of heart attack and stroke.
RNA World 2.0
RNA World 2.0
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2014
Most scientists believe that ribonucleic acid played a key role in the origin of life on Earth, but the versatile molecule isn’t the whole story.
 
Fish Oil Blocks Chemo
Jef Akst | Sep 13, 2011
New research suggests that fish fat can prevent chemotherapy drugs from doing their job.