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Heat May Melt Away White Fat
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.
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Heat May Melt Away White Fat
Heat May Melt Away White Fat

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.

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.

ABOVE: Modified from © ISTOCK.COM, Viki

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The Skinny on Fat Cells
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 1, 2015
Bruce Spiegelman has spent his career at the forefront of adipocyte differentiation and metabolism.
Brain’s Role in Browning White Fat
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 15, 2015
Insulin and leptin act on specialized neurons in the mouse hypothalamus to promote conversion of white to beige fat.
Week in Review: July 28–August 1
Tracy Vence | Aug 1, 2014
See-through organs and animals; distinguishing white from brown and beige fat cells; chipping away at genetic mosaicism; catching up with the blogger behind Street Anatomy
Markers Distinguish “Good” from “Bad” Fat
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 30, 2014
Researchers have identified three fat cell-specific surface markers that distinguish white from brown and beige adipocytes.
Week in Review: June 2–6
Tracy Vence | Jun 5, 2014
The malnourished microbiome; innate immunity and beige fat; tools for stem cell self-renewal; predicting tomorrow’s PIs; MERS update
Activating Beige Fat
Kerry Grens | Jun 5, 2014
An innate immune pathway stimulates the activity of heat-producing adipose tissue in mice.