Sphingolipids Fats that Protect the Heart – Dr Annarita Di Lorenzo, Cornell University

Oct 10, 2017 | health and medicine

Despite current therapies, cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death worldwide, suggesting that alternative drug targets are urgently needed to preserve cardiovascular health. Sphingolipids – a class of biologically active molecules and components of cell membranes – are a potential target, but how their synthesis is regulated in cardiac disease remains an elusive mystery. Dr Annarita Di Lorenzo and her group at Weill Cornell Medicine have begun to elucidate the molecular mechanisms regulating this pathway, which may lead to novel therapeutic treatment of cardiovascular diseases.

You may also like

The Audible Human Project Hearing What the Body Has to Say – Thomas Royston

...
Listen

Mechanobiology – Exploring the Mechanics of Cell Behaviour – Professor Taher Saif and Dr Andrew W. Holle

...
Listen

Disarming Bacterial Virulence – Professor Roy Michael Robins-Browne

...
Listen

Cleaning Up a Catastrophe – Professor Peter H. Santschi, Texas A&M University

...
Listen

The Social Gradient in Musculoskeletal Health – Dr Sharon Lee Brennan-Olsen, The University of Melbourne

...
Listen

Count Down to the Future – Meg Cheng-Campbell, Ryan T. Scott, Samantha Torres, Matthew Murray, Eric Moyer – NASA Ames Research Center

At...
Listen

Sphingolipids Fats that Protect the Heart – Dr Annarita Di Lorenzo, Cornell University

...
Listen

Monitoring and Controlling the Delivery of Single Molecules through Nanopores – Drs Daniel Burden and Lisa Burden, Wheaton College

...
Listen

Influenza – New Strategies for Defeating an Old Enemy – Peter Palese, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

...
Listen

TICAL Aims for Paradigm Shift in PET Imaging – Professor Paul Lecoq, CERN

In...
Listen

Spinal Cord Damage and Emerging Treatments – Dr Jerry Silver, Case Western Reserve University

...
Listen

Let There Be Light – Professor Yubin Zhou, Texas A&M University

...
Listen

Health Starts in the Cell Approaching Obesity from the Inside Out – Dr Yi Li, Texas A&M University-Kingsville

...
Listen

Engineering Solutions for Improved Vaccines – Calder Biosciences Inc.

...
Listen

Teaching the Genome Generation – Dr Charles Wray, The Jackson Laboratory

...
Listen

The Evolution of Genetic Coding – Professor Charles Williams Carter, University of North Carolina

The...
Listen

An Enzyme for the Future – Professor Tony Moore, University of Sussex

...
Listen

Orange Innovation, Creating Citrus Disease Resistance – Professor Fred G. Gmitter, Jr, Professor Zhanao Deng, Professor Yi Li

...
Listen

Nature’s Vital Signs, Using Bioindicators to Understand Ecosystem Health – Dr Paul Montagna, Texas A&M

The...
Listen

An Integrated Approach To Fighting Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Dr Claudio Fiocchi, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic

...
Listen

Somewhere outside the rainbow – Kimberly Kowal Arcand

...
Listen

Growing Better Salmon Balancing Economics with Environmental Impact

...
Listen

The Farmer and the Rancher

A...
Listen

Climate Matters A Novel Approach to Educating Americans About Humanity’s Greatest Challenge – Edward W. Maibach, Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University

...
Listen

Knowing What We Face in an Uncertain Climate – Drs Roger Cooke and Bruce Wielicki

Dr...
Listen

The Core of Corruption – Professor Bo Rothstein, University of Gothenburg

...
Listen

Transforming Big Data into Meaningful Insights Introducing Quantitative Ethnography – Professor David Williamson Shaffer, University of Wisconsin-Madison

In...
Listen

In Pursuit of Wild Game Investigating People’s Perceptions of Hunting – Drs Shawn J. Riley and Göran Ericsson

...
Listen

Teaching a Computer to Sing – Jesse M. Heines and Daniel A. Walzer

As...
Listen

The Modern Blanket Toss, Expanding Horizons in Alaska – Dr John D Monahan, University of Alaska

The...
Listen