cell & molecular biology
New Route to Hearing Loss Mapped
New Route to Hearing Loss Mapped
Kerry Grens | Nov 5, 2015
Deficiency in a protein called pejvakin makes inner ear cells more vulnerable to sound, unable to brace themselves against oxidative stress stimulated by noise. 
Adding Padding
Adding Padding
Karen Zusi | Nov 1, 2015
Adipogenesis in mice has alternating genetic requirements throughout the animals’ lives.
Fanning the Flames
Fanning the Flames
Kate Yandell | Nov 1, 2015
Obesity triggers a fatty acid synthesis pathway, which in turn helps drive T cell differentiation and inflammation.
Breaking the Cancer-Obesity Link
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?
Obesogens
Obesogens
Kerry Grens | Nov 1, 2015
Low doses of environmental chemicals can make animals gain weight. Whether they do the same to humans is a thorny issue.
Not Immune to Fat
Not Immune to Fat
Kate Yandell | Nov 1, 2015
The effect of a high-fat diet on murine T cells
Fat Factors
Fat Factors
Kerry Grens | Nov 1, 2015
A mouse's exposure to certain environmental chemicals can lead the animal—and its offspring and grandoffspring—to be overweight.
A Complex Disorder
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.
 
Latest in Heart Stem Cell Debate
Latest in Heart Stem Cell Debate
Kerry Grens | Oct 27, 2015
Given the right environment, cKit+ cells from the mouse heart can develop into new cardiac muscle, according to a study.
Antioxidants May Aid Cancer
Antioxidants May Aid Cancer
Kerry Grens | Oct 16, 2015
Mice given a dietary supplement had faster-progressing melanoma, a study shows.