Obesity, Diabetes, and Inflammation
"If RNA ruled the last decade and DNA dominated the previous one, could the next decade be the one for lipids? The ultimate energy storage units, lipids are well known for encasing the cell in a watertight membrane, but lipids are oh-so much more. In particular, lipids are emerging as key signaling molecules in eukaryotes, transmitting messages both within and between cells. In this Select, we explore recent studies highlighting the diverse physiological roles of these “lipid messengers”—from modulating pain perception and bone formation to reining in renegade inflammatory responses."Cell. Volume 143, Issue 6, 10 December 2010, Pages 853-5.
This commentary outlines the two most highly cited explanations for the etiology of insulin resistance: lipid overload versus inflammation: Taub, G. Prosperity's Plague. 17 July 1990. Science. 325:256-60.
Sorting Out Cholesterol and Coronary Artery Disease
Linsel-Nitschke, P, Samani, NJ, and Schunkert, H. December 16, 2010. N Engl J Med 2010; 363:2462-2463.
Step by Step: Your Career from Undergrad to Postdoc
A lot of what's written about science careers focuses on the career options available to individuals or how to apply for jobs when you're ready to go on the market. The reality, of course, is that we should be thinking about our career long before that point. Step by Step: Your Career from Undergrad to Postdoc is one of a series of booklets available from AAAS look at the steps you can take throughout your training to better prepare for your career. Whether you're considering which internship opportunity to pursue, what sort of graduate school experience you might be interested in, or what to expect in your postdoc position, there's information available for you. Science Careers Booklets are available online (registration required).