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Mapping Fats

A diverse UC San Diego team including researchers from the School of Medicine and the Jacobs School of Engineering was awarded a nearly $38 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to continue leading "LIPID MAPS," a national consortium studying lipid structure and function. Lipids are cellular fats and oils that serve as building blocks for cells or as energy sources for the body. Lipids are implicated in a wide range of disorders, including heart disease, stroke, arthritis, cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease.

Images from a UC San Diego study on low-density lipoprotein (LDL). This research is part of the LIPID MAPS project.
Images from a UC San Diego study on low-density lipoprotein (LDL). This research is part of the LIPID MAPS project.

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