• Shipment tracking for 'fat parcels' in the body

    1 month ago - By Phys

    Without fat, nothing works in the body: Fats serve as energy suppliers and important building blocks, including for the envelopes of living cells. Numerous diseases are related to disorders in fat metabolism such as obesity and cancer. Researchers from the LIMES Institute at the University of Bonn are now demonstrating how fat metabolism can be monitored down to the individual liver cell of a mouse with high sensitivity. This opens up clinical possibilities, such as minimizing the side effects of new drugs on fat metabolism. The scientists now present their study in the journal Nature Methods.
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