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FDA Goes After Two Stem Cell Clinics
Kerry Grens | Aug 29, 2017
The agency raided one that was using a stem cell-smallpox vaccine combo, and sent a warning to another to obey best practices.
Wiping Out Gut Bugs Stops Obesity
Kerry Grens | Nov 16, 2015
In mice lacking intestinal microbiota, white fat turns brown and obesity is prevented.
Karen Zusi | Nov 1, 2015
Adipogenesis in mice has alternating genetic requirements throughout the animals’ lives.
Breaking the Cancer-Obesity Link
Laura W. Bowers, Stephen D. Hursting, Ciara H. O’Flanagan | Nov 1, 2015
Obese people are at higher risk for developing cancer, have worse prognoses once diagnosed, and are often resistant to chemotherapy regimens. The question is, Why?
A Complex Disorder
Stephen D. Hursting, Ciara H. O’Flanagan, Laura W. Bowers | Nov 1, 2015
Factors that likely contribute to obesity include disruptions to intercellular signaling, increased inflammation, and changes to the gut microbiome.
Warming Up to Brown Fat
Kerry Grens | Oct 8, 2015
Scientists know how to turn on these fat-combusting cells. Can these energy burners be used to combat obesity?
Burn Victims Produce Brown Fat
Kerry Grens | Aug 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.
Bone Marrow Makes New Fat Cells
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 16, 2015
The origins of adipocytes have been hotly debated, but a human study supports the idea that the bone marrow takes part.
The Dark Side of Light
Kerry Grens | May 14, 2015
Artificially extended days cause mice to gain fat and alter the function of their brown fat, a study shows.
Fat Injection Slims Obese Mice
Kerry Grens | Apr 7, 2015
Transplanting energy-burning brown fat can prevent excess weight gain in a mouse model of obesity.