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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.
What Causes Type 2 Diabetes?
Barbara E. Corkey | Jul 1, 2016
Insulin resistance and high levels of insulin and lipids all precede the development of metabolic dysfunction. Which metabolic factor is to blame?
How High Fat and Insulin Levels May Lead to Diabetes
Barbara E. Corkey | Jun 30, 2016
Lipids and insulin play important roles in blood sugar regulation, and altered levels of either could kick start metabolic dysfunction.
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.
Week in Review: April 28–May 2
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
Rare Fat Keeps Fly from Freezing
Sandhya Sekar | Apr 30, 2014
Researchers report the first evidence of cryopreservation by an overwintering insect in which stores of an uncommon lipid are critical.
An Ancient Evolutionary Advantage?
Emily Willingham | Apr 1, 2014
Shared sequences within the brain lipid-metabolism pathway between Neanderthals and modern Europeans highlight questions about how these genetic similarities arose.
Abby Olena | Feb 10, 2014
The timing of meals affects the levels of lipids in the livers of mice, according to a study.
Another Eczema Gene Identified
Kerry Grens | Nov 6, 2013
Human variations in a gene that causes matted fur in mutant mice are tied to the skin malady.
How Autophagy Works
Muriel Mari, Sharon A. Tooze, and Fulvio Reggiori | Feb 1, 2012
There are five steps of autophagosome biogenesis: induction, expansion, vesicle completion, fusion, and cargo degradation.