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Tadpoles Keep Eating Because They Don’t Feel Full
Catherine Offord | Mar 28, 2018
Baby frogs don’t develop the neural circuitry responsible for feeding inhibition until they begin metamorphosing into adults.
Caloric Restriction Slows Signs of Aging in Humans
Diana Kwon | Mar 26, 2018
Findings from a randomized, controlled trial finds that reducing food intake decreases metabolism and reduces oxidative damage to tissues and cells.
Emails Reveal Questionable Practices by Cornell Food Scientist and His Coauthors
Shawna Williams | Feb 27, 2018
The correspondence points to routine data-massaging at a high-profile lab.
Olfaction Determines Weight in Mice
Diana Kwon | Jul 5, 2017
Animals lacking a sense of smell stayed thinner than their smelling counterparts, despite eating the same amount.
Genes’ Composition Guides More-Optimal Diets
Ruth Williams | Jun 1, 2017
Fruit flies and mice grow better and eat less when the amino acid balance of their food reflects that coded by their exomes.
Infographic: Cook Up an Exome-Based Diet
Ruth Williams | May 31, 2017
See how scientists designed food with amino acid compositions based on protein-coding regions in the genomes of mice and fruit flies.
Binge-Eating Neurons Identified
Jef Akst | May 26, 2017
Inducing activity in the zona incerta region of the brain prompts mice to gorge themselves.
Gut Bugs to Brain: You’re Stuffed
Kerry Grens | Nov 24, 2015
Bacteria in the intestine produce proteins that stop rodents from eating.
Sweet and Low
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 1, 2015
Glucose activates sleep-promoting neurons in the mouse hypothalamus.