Bacterial cell wall changes produce more fatty molecules

Bacteria and other microbes can pump out building blocks for biofuels. Unfortunately, getting microbes to produce enough building blocks, lipids, presents a significant challenge. Microbes often fall short of what they could ...

Mechanism that impairs production of bovine embryos is revealed

A longstanding obstacle to the market for bovine embryos is lipid accumulation in oocytes. Researchers have now described a hitherto unknown mechanism of lipid accumulation in oocytes that limits the success of in vitro production ...

Study identifies, characterizes lipid accumulation pathways

With the increasing emphasis on sustainable energy sources, biofuels derived from animal or plant lipids—oils and fats—have been proposed as a promising substitute for fossil fuels. In particular, the yeast species Yarrowia ...

Steroid links fat accumulation with egg development

Nutrition and metabolism are closely linked with reproductive health. Several reproductive disorders including polycystic ovary syndrome, amenorrhea, and ovarian cancer have been linked to malnutrition, diabetes, and obesity. ...

Scientist says slimming soybeans are on the horizon

If you're serious about losing weight, check out recent studies done in Elvira de Mejia's University of Illinois laboratory. Her research provides insight into the way a certain type of soy protein inhibits fat accumulation ...