MicroRNAs linked to lipid damage
Jan. 6, 2023—VUMC researchers have linked microRNAs with systemic lipid peroxidation, a discovery that could point to new therapeutic targets for a variety of diseases.
New tools to study bioactive lipids
Jul. 14, 2020—Vanderbilt researchers have identified and characterized inhibitors of an enzyme that synthesizes lipid signaling molecules with roles in energy balance, inflammation and addiction.
A lipid’s role in cell division
Nov. 10, 2017—Lipids in the plasma membrane regulate the position of the contractile ring that is required for cell division, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.
Genes, nutrients interact to shape traits
Dec. 12, 2012—A new study identifies interactions between genes and nutrients that may participate in determining levels of cholesterol and triglycerides.
Reversing lipid woes in cystic fibrosis
Mar. 3, 2012—Abnormal levels of fatty acids in the blood and tissues of patients with cystic fibrosis may be reversed by supplementation with the fatty acids DHA and EPA.