cholesterol biosynthesis

Long-term statin use ‘reduces risk of gallstones requiring surgery’


November 11th, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A new study has shown that use of cholesterol-lowering drugs or statins for over a year can significantly lower a person's risk of developing gallstones that require surgery.Gallstones ... Read more...

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Single letter in human genome linked with elevated cholesterol levels identified


January 5th, 2009 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, January 5 (ANI): A group of researchers claims to have identified a single letter in the human genome that points to the risk for high cholesterol. Led by Rockefeller University ... Read more...

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Researchers identify clue to genetic cause of fatal birth defect


October 10th, 2008 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) An enzyme may play a major role in anencephaly, offering hope for a genetic test or even therapy for the rare fatal birth defect in which the brain ... Read more...

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Researchers find clue to genetic cause of fatal birth defect


October 10th, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have found that a novel enzyme may play a significant role in anencephaly a rare fatal ... Read more...

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Prions associate cholesterol to neurodegeneration


February 12th, 2008 - 4:59 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the Royal Veterinary College in the UK has suggested that disturbances in membrane cholesterol may be the mechanism by which prions cause ... Read more...

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