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Squiggly green cilia on blue human pancreatic beta cells
Pancreatic Cell Cilia Wiggle to Control Insulin Release
Tiny hairlike structures on pancreatic cells have long been considered static sensors. Now, researchers say they move and help regulate insulin secretion.
Pancreatic Cell Cilia Wiggle to Control Insulin Release
Pancreatic Cell Cilia Wiggle to Control Insulin Release

Tiny hairlike structures on pancreatic cells have long been considered static sensors. Now, researchers say they move and help regulate insulin secretion.

Tiny hairlike structures on pancreatic cells have long been considered static sensors. Now, researchers say they move and help regulate insulin secretion.

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A jar full of artificial sweetener packets.
Artificial Sweeteners Alter Gut Bacteria in Humans
Shafaq Zia | Aug 19, 2022 | 4 min read
When consumed for as little as two weeks, common alternatives to sugar affect intestinal bacterial communities, with some reducing the body’s ability to regulate blood glucose levels, a study finds.
Staphylococcus aureus bacteria on the skin
The Scientist Speaks - Virulence Meets Metabolism: The Unique Evolution of Staphylococcus aureus
Niki Spahich, PhD | Jun 20, 2022 | 1 min read
Anthony Richardson discusses what makes Staph especially dangerous for people with diabetes.
Group of cells stained in either blue or green in a black background.
Diabetes Marker Linked to COVID-19 Severity in Mice
Alejandra Manjarrez, PhD | May 16, 2022 | 3 min read
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.  
Variety of sweeteners - Stevia, sugar, pollen and honey stock photo
How the Gut Differentiates Artificial Sweeteners from Sugars
Chloe Tenn | Jan 21, 2022 | 5 min read
Signals from sweeteners and sugars are relayed from the gut to the brain by different neural pathways, a new study concludes.
Gain insights about metabolic disorders
Measuring Hormones to Understand Metabolic Disorders
Bertin Instruments | Nov 8, 2021 | 1 min read
Researchers study obesity by assessing ghrelin levels in biological samples.
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 | 1 min read
His work centered on the mechanisms of glucose transport into cells.
Discovered: Metabolic Mechanism of Cytokine Storms
Ruth Williams | Apr 15, 2020 | 3 min read
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 | 2 min read
Timekeepers in muscle help mediate metabolism, and may influence neurological processes such as sleep.
Image of the Day: Glucose SensorĀ 
The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff | Jan 2, 2018 | 1 min read
Scientists build a biosensor skin patch for noninvasive glucose monitoring. 
High-Throughput Epigenetics Analyses
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jan 1, 2018 | 7 min read
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 | 8 min read
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 | 1 min read
Scientists designed autonomous nanovesicles capable of following glucose concentration gradients, even through the blood brain barrier in rats.
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