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  • CRISPR/Cas9 Silences Gene Associated with High Cholesterol

    Biomedical engineers at Duke University have used a CRISPR/Cas9 genetic engineering technique to turn off a gene that regulates cholesterol levels in adult mice, leading to reduced blood cholesterol levels and gene repression lasting for six months after a single treatment. This marks the first time more

  • PRAC recommends the same cardiovascular precautions for diclofenac as for selective COX-2 inhibitors

    The European Medicines Agency’s Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) has concluded that the effects of the painkiller diclofenac on the heart and circulation when given systemically (by means such as capsules, tablets or injections) are similar to those of selective COX-2 inhibitors, a more

  • New drug candidate reduces blood lipids

    A thyroid-hormone-like substance that works specifically on the liver reduces blood cholesterol with no serious side effects. This according to a clinical trial conducted by researchers from Karolinska Institutet, amongst other centres, published in The New England Journal of Medicine. High chole more

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A Guide to the Different Types of Fat

Fat is an important nutrient in our diets, but there’s a lot of talk of different types of fats, and whether these types are beneficial or harmful to our health. These different fat classifications have their roots in chemistry – and chemistry can also help explain their effects. This graphic takes more

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