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Obesity-associated microbiome composition can persist after weight loss, affecting the exchange of metabolites between a mouse and its resident bugs, researchers report.

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image: “Food Coma” Phenomenon Studied In Fruit Flies

“Food Coma” Phenomenon Studied In Fruit Flies

By Joshua A. Krisch | November 23, 2016

After a large meal, Drosophila seem to drift into a stuffed stupor.

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Neurometabolic Disorders Could Contribute to Depression

By Ben Andrew Henry | November 1, 2016

Impairments in the production of neurotransmitters may lead to depression in some patients, preliminary results show, opening new avenues for research.

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Mismatched ancestral origins of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA boost mouse health.

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A New Role for Marine Archaea

By Catherine Offord | July 1, 2016

Researchers discover acetogenesis in archaea, suggesting an important role for these little-studied organisms in generating organic carbon below the seafloor.

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image: Marine Bacteria Share Carbon Assimilation Duties

Marine Bacteria Share Carbon Assimilation Duties

By Catherine Offord | July 1, 2016

Taxonomic differences in bacterioplankton amino acid uptake

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What Causes Type 2 Diabetes?

By Barbara E. Corkey | July 1, 2016

Insulin resistance and high levels of insulin and lipids all precede the development of metabolic dysfunction. Which metabolic factor is to blame?

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image: The Fatty Acid–Ketone Switch

The Fatty Acid–Ketone Switch

By Amanda B. Keener | June 1, 2016

In failing hearts, cardiomyocytes change their fuel preference.

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image: In Failing Hearts, Cardiomyocytes Alter Metabolism

In Failing Hearts, Cardiomyocytes Alter Metabolism

By Amanda B. Keener | June 1, 2016

While the heart cells normally burn fatty acids, when things go wrong ketones become the preferred fuel source.

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image: Study: Faster Metabolism Boosted Human Brains

Study: Faster Metabolism Boosted Human Brains

By Tanya Lewis | May 5, 2016

Humans burn calories faster than any other primate, researchers report.

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