Archive: 11/25/2008

COPI complex is a regulator of lipid homeostasis

Magazine articles describing ways to burn fat, lose weight, etc. are omnipresent in Western culture, but science's understanding of the way fat is stored in the cells of the human body is rather slimmer.

Nov 25, 2008 5 / 5 (1) 0

Prion switching in response to environmental stress

If you have had a hard day at work, you may change your eating habits, perhaps favoring comfort food, but you don't suddenly develop the ability to eat the plate and cutlery. A new paper, published in this week's issue of ...

Nov 25, 2008 5 / 5 (2) 2

Ameobas: Keeping it in the family

Starving "social amoebae" called Dictyostelium discoideum seek the support of "kin" when they form multi-cellular organisms made up of dead stalks and living spores, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and Ri ...

Nov 25, 2008 4 / 5 (1) 0