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Contributors
Contributors
Katarina Zimmer | Feb 1, 2018
Meet some of the people featured in the February 2018 issue of The Scientist.
Agricultural Technology Can Save Humanity from Starvation (Again)
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
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.
Controlling Cravings
Controlling Cravings
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
Turning Off Hunger Pangs
Jenny Rood | Apr 27, 2015
Researchers identify a neural circuit that controls feelings of fullness in mice.
Leptin’s Effects
Leptin’s Effects
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
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.