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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.
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.

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The Skinny on Fat Cells
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 1, 2015 | 8 min read
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 | 4 min read
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 | 3 min read
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 | 3 min read
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 | 4 min read
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 | 3 min read
An innate immune pathway stimulates the activity of heat-producing adipose tissue in mice.
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