Extreme Exercise Carries Metabolic Consequences: Study
Extreme Exercise Carries Metabolic Consequences: Study
Healthy people put through high-intensity interval training, or HIIT, displayed insulin resistance and mitochondrial dysfunction after working out excessively.
Extreme Exercise Carries Metabolic Consequences: Study
Extreme Exercise Carries Metabolic Consequences: Study

Healthy people put through high-intensity interval training, or HIIT, displayed insulin resistance and mitochondrial dysfunction after working out excessively.

Healthy people put through high-intensity interval training, or HIIT, displayed insulin resistance and mitochondrial dysfunction after working out excessively.

Glucose metabolism
Infographic: The Role of Circadian Clocks in Muscle
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 Sensor 
Image of the Day: Glucose Sensor 
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 2, 2018
Scientists build a biosensor skin patch for noninvasive glucose monitoring. 
Will the Noninvasive Glucose Monitoring Revolution Ever Arrive?
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.
Quantifying Consciousness
Quantifying Consciousness
Tanya Lewis | May 26, 2016
Overall brain metabolic rate can distinguish between pathological states of human consciousness, a study shows.
Newly Discovered Hormone Explains Disease
Newly Discovered Hormone Explains Disease
Kerry Grens | Apr 15, 2016
Patients with neonatal progeroid syndrome lack a glucose-releasing hormone, while people with insulin resistance have an abundance.
The 6,000-Calorie Diet
The 6,000-Calorie Diet
Jef Akst | Nov 1, 2015
Overeating and inactivity lead to insulin resistance in just days—and oxidative stress is to blame.
Sweet and Low
Sweet and Low
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 1, 2015
Glucose activates sleep-promoting neurons in the mouse hypothalamus.
Circadian Clock Controls Sugar Metabolism
Circadian Clock Controls Sugar Metabolism
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 17, 2015
The body’s circadian rhythm has more of an effect on glucose tolerance than one’s eating and sleeping patterns, a study shows.  
Nourishing the Aging Brain
Nourishing the Aging Brain
Morten Scheibye-Knudsen | Mar 1, 2015
Research reveals how the brain changes as we age and hints at ways to slow the decline.