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Katarina Zimmer | Feb 1, 2018
Meet some of the people featured in the February 2018 issue of
Agricultural Technology Can Save Humanity from Starvation (Again)
Jessica Eise | Feb 1, 2018
We are on the cusp of yet another revolution in how we feed the populace.
Hunger Hormone Slows Aging in Mice
Kerry Grens | Feb 3, 2016
Signs of getting older are less common among rodents with ramped-up ghrelin production.
Jef Akst | Dec 29, 2015
A hormone made in the liver controls how much sugar mice eat, according to a study.
Turning Off Hunger Pangs
Jenny Rood | Apr 27, 2015
Researchers identify a neural circuit that controls feelings of fullness in mice.
Kerry Grens | Jun 2, 2014
The hormone leptin, which signals fullness to animals, acts not only through neurons but through glia, too.
Another Way Fiber Is Filling
Tracy Vence | Apr 29, 2014
Acetate, a short-chain fatty acid released following the fermentation of dietary fiber in the gut, accumulates in the brain and can affect appetite in mice.
Conventional Yields Trump Organic
Bob Grant | Apr 26, 2012
A new meta-analysis of farming practices suggests that traditional methods of cultivating food plants result in heftier harvests than do organic strategies.