This is a blog about lipids. The following articles are intended to be varied and so there is something for everyone. So, if you are a scientist who wants to know about lipids, please read on, and especially if you are not a scientist, please read on. If you are neither a scientist, nor a non-scientist, you can read on too.
Lipids are something of an emerging force in physical and life sciences research. The last century has seen huge advances in our understanding of proteins and of DNA, but lipids have been less easy to pin down and so their importance is only now coming to light.
If you are unfamiliar with lipids, you may like to read an introduction to this area of interest. You may also like to know why scientists like me want to study this at all. For something about what lipids can do you can short cut by clicking here. Articles cover aspects like applications in the home, in food and in medicine. The biological and physical science behind lipids and what they do is also covered, as well as recent developments. So, a variety of articles are published, some more science-based than others.
Suggestions for blog topics, and article submissions, are very welcome and should be made to the author.
The latest blog posts are marked in bold.
Article List – alphabetical
Article List – by date
01/01/2015 – A Patch on the Membrane
01/12/2014 – How Can it be Frozen and Still Live?
01/11/2014 – Hitting Your Head Against a Brick
01/10/2014 – It All Flakes off When the Lipid Shortens
01/09/2014 – SNAREing Two Lipid Bilayers
01/07/2014 – Seeing Statins
01/05/2014 – Can We Fight Genetics with a Diet?
01/04/2014 – Sending a Lipid to the Wall
01/01/2014 – Death by lipid: An Un-newsworthy Demise
01/11/2013 – A Lipid Liar that Turns Boys into Girls: Bisphenol A
01/10/2013 – Microcapsules of Energy: Oil Bodies
01/08/2013 – A Brain Like a Sieve
01/06/2013 – Oxidative Stress on the Brain
01/05/2013 – Glycerides
01/04/2013 – A Raft of Concern About HIV
01/03/2013 – Controlling Stress
01/02/2013 – Elfosine: A Lipid with Applications in Cancer
01/12/2012 – I’ve Forgotten Where I Left that Lipid…
01/11/2012 – Emulsions
01/10/2012 – How Many Parents Does it Take to Change a Lipid?
01/09/2012 – A Cellular Problem with Water Purity
01/07/2012 – Life-Giving Bubbles
01/05/2012 – Recycling Retinal
01/04/2012 – Growing on the Surfactant
01/03/2012 – Lipids have Gone Quantum Dotty
18/02/2012 – Fat is a Biological Issue
09/02/2012 – When Plants Get Hormonal – Jasmonic Acid
02/02/2012 – Lipids – Where Do I Go?
26/01/2012 – At the Mercy of Ganglioside
12/01/2012 – Suet: A Protective Subject
07/01/2012 – Bending in Two Different Directions at Once
07/01/2012 – Olive Oil: A Great Swindle…That Wasn’t
22/12/2011 – Biological signalling
15/12/2011 – Lipidomics
09/12/2011 – Curvy Biology
02/12/2011 – A Long Name, a Long Lipid: Docosahexaenoic Acid
24/11/2011 – What Do Membranes Do?
19/11/2011 – Cholesterol – A Two-Faced Dark Horse?
05/11/2011 – The Structure of a Membrane
25/10/2011 – Introduction
25/10/2011 – What is a Lipid?
25/10/2011 – Ransom™ Pure Lecithin – Product Review