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Warming Up to Brown Fat

By Kerry Grens | October 8, 2015

Scientists know how to turn on these fat-combusting cells. Can these energy burners be used to combat obesity?

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Mapping Corti

By Ruth Williams | September 3, 2015

The inner ear organ, from macro to micro

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Bear Study Breaks Down

By Kerry Grens | September 2, 2015

Authors retract a paper on grizzlies’ metabolism after finding one person made up data.

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Dr. Hearing

By The Scientist Staff | September 1, 2015

James Hudspeth talks brain processing and hearing in this video from Rockefeller University.

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Huh?

By The Scientist Staff | September 1, 2015

Hearing loss can occur for a variety of reasons, and sometimes more than one.

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Burn Victims Produce Brown Fat

By Kerry Grens | August 7, 2015

Following extreme trauma, patients’ adipose samples have revealed—for the first time in humans—that white fat can be converted into energy-burning brown fat.

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Rethinking Lymphatic Development

By Amanda B. Keener | August 1, 2015

Four studies identify alternative origins for cells of the developing lymphatic system, challenging the long-standing view that they all come from veins.

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Bone Marrow Makes New Fat Cells

By Ashley P. Taylor | July 16, 2015

The origins of adipocytes have been hotly debated, but a human study supports the idea that the bone marrow takes part. 

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Calorie-Restricted Yeast Live Longer

By Kerry Grens | July 14, 2015

Calorie restriction in the organism extends lifespan, supporting a long-standing view that had been challenged by a study published last year.

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Week in Review: June 29–July 3

By Jef Akst | July 3, 2015

Sex differences in processing pain; clue in flu vaccine–narcolepsy link found; early antibiotic use affects the gut microbiome; lizard sex determined by genes, then temperature

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