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Purple and white fluorescent stain of cells
How Fat Cells Help Kick Parasites Out of Mice: Study
Immune cells get a lot of shine when it comes to fighting infection, but it turns out that fat might be just as important for removing parasitic invaders.
How Fat Cells Help Kick Parasites Out of Mice: Study
How Fat Cells Help Kick Parasites Out of Mice: Study

Immune cells get a lot of shine when it comes to fighting infection, but it turns out that fat might be just as important for removing parasitic invaders.

Immune cells get a lot of shine when it comes to fighting infection, but it turns out that fat might be just as important for removing parasitic invaders.

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artist's depiction of white, beige, and brown fat cells
Heat May Melt Away White Fat
Sophie Fessl, PhD | Mar 4, 2022 | 4 min read
Local heat therapy induces browning of adipose tissue in mice and humans, a study finds, suggesting it could help treat obesity—though some experts have reservations.
Mouse heart cells that have taken up adipocyte-derived extracellular vesicles (stained red)
Fat Cells Send Mitochondrial Distress Signals to the Heart
Ruth Williams | Aug 20, 2021 | 3 min read
Vesicles containing fragments of the organelles released from stressed adipocytes protect the heart against oxygen deprivation, a study in mice shows.
Fat Tissue Reorganizes During Pregnancy
Catherine Offord | Aug 1, 2021 | 3 min read
Researchers identify a protein that promotes changes in adipose tissue in vitro and in pregnant mice and may help protect against gestational diabetes in humans.
Infographic: How Pregnancy Changes Fat Tissue
Catherine Offord | Aug 1, 2021 | 1 min read
Researchers propose a mechanism by which a protein produced in the placenta may trigger blood vessel growth and enlarge fat cells.
Fat Tissue Can Help Cancer Cells Proliferate, Metastasize
Catherine Offord | Apr 1, 2019 | 3 min read
Researchers disentangle how adipocytes communicate with prostate tumors in mice.
fat tissue can help cancer cells proliferate metastasize
Infographic: How Fat Cells Influence Tumor Growth
Catherine Offord | Apr 1, 2019 | 1 min read
Mice that lack p62 in their fat cells grow more tumors than animals that have a functioning version of the protein.
Image of the Day: Organ Crosstalk
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 19, 2019 | 1 min read
Zooming in on the ovarioles of Drosophila could reveal links between muscles, nutrition, and the development of eggs.
Infographic: The Fate of Fat Cells During Breastfeeding
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2018 | 1 min read
See how the cells accommodate milk production in mouse mammary tissue.
Fat Cells Shrink to Make Room for Milk in Breastfeeding Mouse Moms
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2018 | 2 min read
Adipocytes lose their lipids and reprogram themselves into stem cells during lactation, then turn back into fat cells after pups wean.
Fat Cells Travel to Heal Wounds in Flies
Kerry Grens | Feb 27, 2018 | 2 min read
Previously considered immobile, these cells swoop in to seal epithelial holes and clean up cellular detritus.  
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