Group of cells stained in either blue or green in a black background.
Diabetes Marker Linked to COVID-19 Severity in Mice
A sugar that’s less abundant in the blood of people with diabetes binds to SARS-CoV-2’s spike protein and disrupts the virus’s ability to fuse with cells.  
ABOVE: Modified from Fig. 4G in Nat Metab, DOI: 10.1038/s42255-022-00567-z, 2022.
Diabetes Marker Linked to COVID-19 Severity in Mice
Diabetes Marker Linked to COVID-19 Severity in Mice

A sugar that’s less abundant in the blood of people with diabetes binds to SARS-CoV-2’s spike protein and disrupts the virus’s ability to fuse with cells.  

A sugar that’s less abundant in the blood of people with diabetes binds to SARS-CoV-2’s spike protein and disrupts the virus’s ability to fuse with cells.  

ABOVE: Modified from Fig. 4G in Nat Metab, DOI: 10.1038/s42255-022-00567-z, 2022.

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Variety of sweeteners - Stevia, sugar, pollen and honey stock photo
How the Gut Differentiates Artificial Sweeteners from Sugars
Chloe Tenn | Jan 21, 2022
Signals from sweeteners and sugars are relayed from the gut to the brain by different neural pathways, a new study concludes.
M. Mueckler looking at the camera in front of his microscope in 1998.
Cellular Biologist Michael Mueckler Dies at 67
Lisa Winter | Aug 18, 2021
His work centered on the mechanisms of glucose transport into cells.
Discovered: Metabolic Mechanism of Cytokine Storms
Ruth Williams | Apr 15, 2020
By studying influenza in mice and cells, researchers identify a glucose metabolism pathway critical to the dysregulated immune response that kills many infectious disease patients, including those with COVID-19.
Infographic: The Role of Circadian Clocks in Muscle
Diana Kwon | Sep 1, 2018
Timekeepers in muscle help mediate metabolism, and may influence neurological processes such as sleep.
Image of the Day: Glucose SensorĀ 
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 2, 2018
Scientists build a biosensor skin patch for noninvasive glucose monitoring. 
High-Throughput Epigenetics Analyses
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jan 1, 2018
Emerging technologies help researchers draw mechanistic links between metabolism and epigenetic modification of DNA.
Will the Noninvasive Glucose Monitoring Revolution Ever Arrive?
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.
Image of the Day: Teeny Tiny Delivery Balls
The Scientist Staff | Aug 3, 2017
Scientists designed autonomous nanovesicles capable of following glucose concentration gradients, even through the blood brain barrier in rats.