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How the Gut Differentiates Artificial Sweeteners from Sugars
Signals from sweeteners and sugars are relayed from the gut to the brain by different neural pathways, a new study concludes.
How the Gut Differentiates Artificial Sweeteners from Sugars
How the Gut Differentiates Artificial Sweeteners from Sugars

Signals from sweeteners and sugars are relayed from the gut to the brain by different neural pathways, a new study concludes.

Signals from sweeteners and sugars are relayed from the gut to the brain by different neural pathways, a new study concludes.

endocrinology
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Hormones May Contribute to Asymmetrical Effects of Brain Injury
Catherine Offord | Sep 2, 2021 | 4 min read
Researchers studying rats claim to have found a novel connection between damage on one side of the brain and problems with the posture or movement of limbs on the opposite side of the body.
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Noncoding RNA Improves Symptoms in Mice with Metabolic Disorder
Abby Olena, PhD | Aug 6, 2021 | 4 min read
A long noncoding RNA from humans appeared to help the enzyme phenylalanine hydroxylase work better in a mouse model of phenylketonuria, the disorder characterized by reduced activity of that enzyme.
Black and white image of Jean Wilson in an office, wearing a lab coat.
Endocrinologist Jean Wilson Dies at 88
Lisa Winter | Jun 24, 2021 | 2 min read
The University of Texas Southwestern professor’s research focused on the androgen hormones that cause male sexual differentiation and may also lead to prostate disease.
High Stress Hormone Levels Halt Mouse Fur Growth
Jef Akst | Apr 1, 2021 | 4 min read
Corticosterone interferes with signaling in the skin that normally activates hair follicle stem cells, possibly explaining the link between stress and hair loss.
Infographic: Measurements that Predict People’s Behavior
Paul J. Zak | Oct 1, 2020 | 1 min read
Changes in blood levels of oxytocin and adrenocorticotropic hormone and patterns of neural activity predict how much money people will donate to a cause with high accuracy.
Neurological Correlates Allow Us to Predict Human Behavior
Paul J. Zak | Oct 1, 2020 | 10+ min read
A combination of factors, from oxytocin release as an indicator of emotional investment to cortisol and other hormones that correlate with attention, can forecast what people will do after an experience.
Roger Unger, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, type 1, type 2, glucagon, insulin, leptin, lipotoxicity, University of Texas Southwestern, endocrinology, hormone, obituary
Roger Unger, Endocrinologist and Authority on Diabetes, Dies
Amanda Heidt | Sep 4, 2020 | 2 min read
The University of Texas Southwestern scientist studied the roles of glucagon and insulin in regulating blood glucose, leading to several successful treatments.
Two Studies Question Function of Bone Hormone Osteocalcin
Ruth Williams | May 29, 2020 | 4 min read
Independently produced knockout mouse strains fail to find evidence of the bone protein’s endocrine functions, and divide researchers’ opinions.
Endocrinologist and Reproductive Physiologist Wayne Bardin Dies
Catherine Offord | Nov 18, 2019 | 3 min read
Bardin’s work helped lead to the development of long-acting contraceptive devices for women.
Bone Hormone Sparks Fight-or-Flight Response in Mice
Ruth Williams | Sep 12, 2019 | 3 min read
A brain-activated, bone-derived hormone called osteocalcin regulates the acute stress response in rodents and possibly humans.
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A Landmark Study On BPA Leaves Scientists at Odds
Shawna Williams | Oct 26, 2018 | 6 min read
Conceived as a way to resolve differences between government regulators and academics over the chemical’s effects, the CLARITY-BPA collaboration instead highlights divisions.
Endocrinologist Ann Nardulli Dies
Kerry Grens | Jul 24, 2018 | 2 min read
The University of Illinois professor studied the role of estrogen in breast cancer.
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