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The Biophysicist Interview

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What do you do?

Prerna Sharma opted for a career in pure science, more specifically the study of soft condensed matter physics—material such as creams, gels, shampoos and even cell membranes that may resemble but are not really simple fluids. 662 more words


Fatty Acids

In body composition, the average human is equal parts proteins and lipids. Fats, if you excuse my language, are the most common type of lipid. 528 more words

The Daily Star

Lipids: From a biological perspective

Lipids are fats. We generally only think about fats in terms of eating them, and how that fat makes our body look. Mostly, we try to avoid fats and see them as a bad thing, however they are completely essential to our survival and here is why. 396 more words


Number needed to treat matters, or why statins AREN'T in the water supply: The SPIRE trials and bococizumab

Saying that PCSK9 inhibitors are a hot topic in medicine right now is a lot like saying that Donald Trump is a controversial president, or that you shouldn’t reference politics on a blog meant to have broad appeal across the political spectrum. 1,484 more words


Testing Your Nutrition Knowledge: Lipids - Part 1

Okay, so as a nutrition major, you kind of love biochemistry… or is that still only me?

Anyways, I’m in the process of reviewing some basic nutrition biochemistry. 1,175 more words


Evolocumab and Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease

Sandy Liu, Mercer University College of Pharmacy

A 2016 guideline from the American College of Cardiology stated that the inability to achieve a 30%-50% low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) reduction with statins and/or dietary interventions may necessitate the initiation of the following medications: ezetimibe, bile acid sequestrants and proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors.   522 more words