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Mouse pups born to mothers fed a high-fat diet lack a gut microbe that promotes social behavior, scientists show.

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Gut Microbiota–Obesity Link Clarified

By | June 10, 2016

Changes in diet can cause gut microbes to produce acetate, which in turn stimulates insulin secretion and obesity in rodents, scientists show.

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Fat Labs

By | May 4, 2016

The tendency of Labrador retrievers to overeat is tied to their genes, researchers report.

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“Hunger Hormone” No More?

By | April 20, 2016

Ghrelin promotes fat storage not feeding, according to a study.

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Adipocyte-Derived DNA Triggers Inflammation

By | March 25, 2016

DNA released from dying fat cells stimulates inflammation within murine fat tissue. 

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Obesity, Diabetes, and Epigenetic Inheritance

By | March 14, 2016

Disease risk can be transmitted epigenetically via egg and sperm cells, a mouse study shows.

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Go To Bed!

By | March 1, 2016

The immediate consequences of losing out on sleep may be harbingers of long-term repercussions.

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Hunger Hormone Slows Aging in Mice

By | February 3, 2016

Signs of getting older are less common among rodents with ramped-up ghrelin production.

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Epigenetics of Obesity

By | January 29, 2016

Differential expression of a chromatin-interacting protein is linked to weight variation in mice and humans, researchers show.

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Year in Review: Hot Topics

By | December 21, 2015

In 2015, The Scientist dove deep into the latest research on aging, HIV, hearing, and obesity.

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