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Breaking the Cancer-Obesity Link
Laura W. Bowers, Stephen D. Hursting, Ciara H. O’Flanagan | Nov 1, 2015
Obese people are at higher risk for developing cancer, have worse prognoses once diagnosed, and are often resistant to chemotherapy regimens. The question is, Why?
A Complex Disorder
Stephen D. Hursting, Ciara H. O’Flanagan, Laura W. Bowers | Nov 1, 2015
Factors that likely contribute to obesity include disruptions to intercellular signaling, increased inflammation, and changes to the gut microbiome.
Bear Study Breaks Down
Kerry Grens | Sep 2, 2015
Authors retract a paper on grizzlies’ metabolism after finding one person made up data.
Next Generation: Smart Insulin Patch
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 22, 2015
A microneedle patch automatically releases insulin in response to high glucose levels.
Gut Microbe Diversity, Weight Linked
Chris Palmer | Aug 29, 2013
A genetic mapping study of intestinal bacteria shows that people with fewer and less diverse bacteria are at greater risk of obesity and associated diseases.
Adipose Tissue Metabolism in the Obese
Justin Odegaard and Ajay Chawla | Dec 12, 2012
Fat cells behave differently in obese individuals, causing inflammation and insulin resitance.
The RNA roots of obesity?
Tia Ghose | Jun 8, 2011
By silencing two microRNAs, researchers were able to improve insulin sensitivity in overweight mice.