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Adipocyte-Derived DNA Triggers Inflammation

By Anna Azvolinsky | 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 Catherine Offord | 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 Kerry Grens | 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 Kerry Grens | 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 Catherine Offord | 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 Jef Akst | December 21, 2015

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

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Week in Review: November 30–December 4

By Jef Akst | December 4, 2015

Historic meeting on human gene editing; signs of obesity found in sperm epigenome; top 10 innovations of 2015; dealing with retractions

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Obesity Alters Sperm Epigenome

By Karen Zusi | December 3, 2015

Moderately obese men display different epigenetic marks on their sperm than lean men, and bariatric surgery in massively obese men correlated with changes in sperm methylation.

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Another Obesity Drug Trial Death

By Kerry Grens | December 2, 2015

A second patient taking an experimental medication to treat Prader-Willi Syndrome has died of blood clots.

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Gut Bugs to Brain: You’re Stuffed

By Kerry Grens | November 24, 2015

Bacteria in the intestine produce proteins that stop rodents from eating.

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