Shingo Kajimura: Fishing for Answers
Assistant Professor, Department of Cell and Tissue Biology, University of California, San Francisco. Age: 39
Cracking the Complex
Using mass spec to study protein-protein interactions
Remote Mind Control
Using chemogenetic tools to spur the brain into action
Battling the Bulge
Weight-loss drugs that target newly characterized obesity-related receptors and pathways could finally offer truly effective fat control.
Embracing the Unknown
Researchers are showing that ambiguity can be essential to brain development.
The Psychology of Overeating, The Hidden Half of Nature, The Death of Cancer, and The Secret of Our Success
Deadly Bariatrics, 1960s and '70s
Resecting a majority of the small intestine—a popular weight-loss surgery half a century ago—led to severe malnutrition and eventual death.