A photo of a triple-negative breast cancer cell
A Fasting-Mimicking Diet Thwarts Breast Cancer in Mice
Coupling a diet low in calories, sugar, and protein with existing cancer drugs treats triple-negative breast cancer in mice, and low blood glucose is associated with better cancer outcomes in human patients.
ABOVE: National Cancer Institute, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
A Fasting-Mimicking Diet Thwarts Breast Cancer in Mice
A Fasting-Mimicking Diet Thwarts Breast Cancer in Mice

Coupling a diet low in calories, sugar, and protein with existing cancer drugs treats triple-negative breast cancer in mice, and low blood glucose is associated with better cancer outcomes in human patients.

Coupling a diet low in calories, sugar, and protein with existing cancer drugs treats triple-negative breast cancer in mice, and low blood glucose is associated with better cancer outcomes in human patients.

ABOVE: National Cancer Institute, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

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a young woman pedals an exercise bike while wearing a mask to monitor oxygen consumption
Extreme Exercise Carries Metabolic Consequences: Study
Shawna Williams | Mar 23, 2021
Healthy people put through high-intensity interval training, or HIIT, displayed insulin resistance and mitochondrial dysfunction after working out excessively.
Image of the Day: Glucose Sensor 
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 2, 2018
Scientists build a biosensor skin patch for noninvasive glucose monitoring. 
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Catherine Offord | Oct 12, 2017
A needle-free alternative to the finger-prick test would be a godsend for many sufferers of diabetes, but the industry has yet to clear the technological hurdles.
Newly Discovered Hormone Explains Disease
Kerry Grens | Apr 15, 2016
Patients with neonatal progeroid syndrome lack a glucose-releasing hormone, while people with insulin resistance have an abundance.
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Jef Akst | Jun 26, 2015
Neanderthal-human hybrid discovered; the neurobiology of fear behavior; and an insulin patch that responds to high glucose levels in mice
Next Generation: Smart Insulin Patch
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 22, 2015
A microneedle patch automatically releases insulin in response to high glucose levels.
Sugar Substitutes, Gut Bacteria, and Glucose Intolerance
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 17, 2014
The consumption of artificial sweeteners results in glucose intolerance mediated by changes in the gut microbiota in both mice and humans, researchers report.
Google, Novartis to Develop Smart Contacts
Bob Grant | Jul 17, 2014
The technologically advanced eyewear monitors blood sugar concentrations in diabetic patients.