Lipids

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vitamin D impact on disease biomarkers

    In a randomized controlled trial, vitamin D supplementation did not improve biomarkers for cardiovascular and metabolic disease. Read More

    Aug. 10, 2021

  • Asian senior woman with cancer holds her granddaughter tightly in her lap. Grandma is wearing a headscarf and smiling. (A beautiful ethnic senior woman with cancer holds her granddaughter tightly in her lap. Grandma is wearing a headscarf

    HDL-cholesterol and breast cancer risk

    Genetic analyses suggest that high circulating HDL-cholesterol levels may increase breast cancer risk — a surprising finding since increased HDL-cholesterol is thought to be healthy. Read More

    Jan. 23, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    New lipid shape atlas holds key to early disease detection

    A team of Vanderbilt University chemists started decoding the total human molecular picture by examining 456 variations of one class of molecule, lipids. Read More

    Feb. 28, 2019

  • Vanderbilt University

    Toxin floats on lipid rafts

    The bacterium H. pylori is a leading cause of stomach cancer, and Vanderbilt researchers are studying how one of its toxins gets into cells. Read More

    Apr. 23, 2018

  • Lipids-JCMay

    Pushing lipids into the limelight

    Photo of post doctoral researcher Michal Kliman that ran on the cover of Chemical & Engineering News magazine in October. (Steve Green / Vanderbilt) In the world of molecular biology, lipids haven’t gotten as much respect or attention as nucleic acids and proteins even though they play… Read More

    Dec. 6, 2011