iPSCs, immunology, neuroscience
Adipose Tissue Metabolism in the Obese
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.
From Urine to Neurons
From Urine to Neurons
Dan Cossins | Dec 11, 2012
Scientists have developed new method for generating brain cells from urine, speeding up the process and eliminating some of the problems with previous techniques.
Maggot Medicine
Maggot Medicine
Beth Marie Mole | Dec 10, 2012
The healing powers of maggots may lie in their secreted proteins, which restrain the human immune response.
Insulin's Role in Body and Brain
Insulin's Role in Body and Brain
Oksana Kaidanovich-Beilin, Roger S. McIntyre, Danielle S. Cha | Dec 6, 2012
Insulin, long recognized as a primary regulator of blood glucose, is now also understood to play key roles in neuroplasticity, neuromodulation, and neurotrophism.
The Meaning of Pupil Dilation
The Meaning of Pupil Dilation
Joss Fong | Dec 6, 2012
Scientists are using pupil measurements to study a wide range of psychological processes and to get a glimpse into the mind.
Normal Fat Tissue Metabolism
Normal Fat Tissue Metabolism
Justin Odegaard and Ajay Chawla | Dec 6, 2012
Adipose tissue plays an immune role in individuals of normal wieght.
Why Older People Get Scammed
Why Older People Get Scammed
Dan Cossins | Dec 4, 2012
Elderly people are worse at spotting untrustworthy faces, possibly due to decreased activity in the brain region associated with such perceptions.
Contributors
Contributors
Beth Marie Mole | Dec 1, 2012
Meet some of the people featured in the December 2012 issue of The Scientist.
In the Long Run
In the Long Run
Mary Beth Aberlin | Dec 1, 2012
Can emulating our early human ancestors make us healthier?
Fat's Immune Sentinels
Fat's Immune Sentinels
Justin Odegaard and Ajay Chawla | Dec 1, 2012
Certain immune cells keep adipose tissue in check by helping to define normal and abnormal physiological states.