Lipid Droplets Are Intracellular Bacteria-Fighting Machines
Lipid Droplets Are Intracellular Bacteria-Fighting Machines
Far from being inert fat-storage depots within cells, these lipid-loaded organelles recruit immune proteins and block bacterial growth.
Lipid Droplets Are Intracellular Bacteria-Fighting Machines
Lipid Droplets Are Intracellular Bacteria-Fighting Machines

Far from being inert fat-storage depots within cells, these lipid-loaded organelles recruit immune proteins and block bacterial growth.

Far from being inert fat-storage depots within cells, these lipid-loaded organelles recruit immune proteins and block bacterial growth.

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Image of the Day: Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy
Amy Schleunes | Feb 24, 2020
Scientists identify a potential biomarker for predicting the progression of a deadly cardiac disease.
Exercising Before Eating Burns More Fat: Study
Emily Makowski | Nov 27, 2019
Men had better fat-burning results when they had breakfast after cycling instead of beforehand.
Melissa Vos discusses how lipids’ good intentions become harmful in Parkinson’s Disease
The Scientist Speaks - Lipids Predict a Slippery Path Towards Parkinson’s Disease
Nele Haelterman, PhD | Dec 14, 2021
Melissa Vos discusses how lipids’ good intentions become harmful in Parkinson’s Disease.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.