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Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance made in the liver, and found in the blood and in all cells of the body. Cholesterol is important for good health and is needed for making cell walls, tissues, hormones, vitamin D, and bile acid. Cholesterol also comes from eating foods taken from animals such as egg yolks, meat, and whole-milk dairy products. Too much cholesterol in the blood may build up in blood vessel walls, block blood flow to tissues and organs, and increase the risk of developing heart disease and stroke.
New gene may affect the upper motor neuron cells in the nervous system, study reveals

New gene may affect the upper motor neuron cells in the nervous system, study reveals

Research highlights how the oat genome may response to health benefits

Research highlights how the oat genome may response to health benefits

Research may lead to new therapies for metabolic disorders and other diseases

Research may lead to new therapies for metabolic disorders and other diseases

New technique uses genetic data that may better predict disease risk in a population

New technique uses genetic data that may better predict disease risk in a population

Research associates autophagy and age-related nervous system degradation

Research associates autophagy and age-related nervous system degradation

Study shows how peptide inhibitor helps to treat Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s disease

Study shows how peptide inhibitor helps to treat Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s disease

Genetic risk score may help identify Type 2 diabetes patients with a higher risk for cardiovascular events

Genetic risk score may help identify Type 2 diabetes patients with a higher risk for cardiovascular events

Experimental "gene silencing" therapy reduces a important driver of heart disease risk by up to 98%

Experimental "gene silencing" therapy reduces a important driver of heart disease risk by up to 98%

Study highlights the importance of membrane composition of targeted cells

Study highlights the importance of membrane composition of targeted cells

Researchers conduct a detailed study of skin layer, likely to assist in new products and treatments

Researchers conduct a detailed study of skin layer, likely to assist in new products and treatments

Researchers create a mobile app to calculate genetic risk for coronary artery disease

Researchers create a mobile app to calculate genetic risk for coronary artery disease

Insight into oligodendrocyte cells could lead to new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases

Insight into oligodendrocyte cells could lead to new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases

Researchers use lipid profiling to determine risk for diabetes and cardiovascular diseases

Researchers use lipid profiling to determine risk for diabetes and cardiovascular diseases

UTSA team develops innovative inhibitor to fight obesity and heart disease

UTSA team develops innovative inhibitor to fight obesity and heart disease

Researchers employ genetic testing to determine the risk of developing cardiovascular disease

Researchers employ genetic testing to determine the risk of developing cardiovascular disease

Experts identify critical genes that cause coronary heart disease and trigger heart attacks

Experts identify critical genes that cause coronary heart disease and trigger heart attacks

Why is it Important to have Diverse Genomics Data in Science?

Why is it Important to have Diverse Genomics Data in Science?

Programming DNA Robots to Prod Cell Membranes

Programming DNA Robots to Prod Cell Membranes

New model could improve the assessment of heart disease

New model could improve the assessment of heart disease

Genetic variants that predict higher blood levels of lipoprotein A linked with prostate cancer risk

Genetic variants that predict higher blood levels of lipoprotein A linked with prostate cancer risk