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Inside a Lab Mouse’s High-Fat Diet

By Kate Yandell | November 23, 2015

Researchers should pay closer attention to the diets they use to study obesity in mice, experts advise.

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Blood-Gut Barrier

By Ruth Williams | November 12, 2015

Scientists identify a barrier in mice between the intestine and its blood supply, and suggest how Salmonella sneaks through it.

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Exploring the Inner Universe

By Ashley P. Taylor | November 6, 2015

A new American Museum of Natural History exhibit introduces visitors to the microbes within their bodies. 

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | November 1, 2015

The Psychology of Overeating, The Hidden Half of Nature, The Death of Cancer, and The Secret of Our Success

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Fanning the Flames

By Kate Yandell | November 1, 2015

Obesity triggers a fatty acid synthesis pathway, which in turn helps drive T cell differentiation and inflammation.

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Leibel on Diets

By The Scientist Staff | November 1, 2015

Columbia University researcher Rudy Leibel discusses a study that found benefit in a high-fat diet.

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Microbesity

By Jenny Rood | November 1, 2015

Obesity appears linked to the gut microbiome. How and why is still a mystery—but scientists have plenty of ideas.

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Not Immune to Fat

By Kate Yandell | November 1, 2015

The effect of a high-fat diet on murine T cells

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Antioxidants May Aid Cancer

By Kerry Grens | October 16, 2015

Mice given a dietary supplement had faster-progressing melanoma, a study shows.

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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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