metabolic disease
Researchers Identify Biomarkers for Obesity Risk in Women
Researchers Identify Biomarkers for Obesity Risk in Women
Catherine Offord | May 31, 2018
Low levels of a biochemical process involved in fat breakdown predicts weight gain and metabolic complications more than a decade later.
Caloric Restriction Turns White Fat Brown
Caloric Restriction Turns White Fat Brown
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 25, 2016
Limiting food intake leads to the conversion of white fat cells into more metabolically active brown fat cells through an immune response, a mouse study shows.
How Type 2 Diabetes Affects the Brain
How Type 2 Diabetes Affects the Brain
Mallory Locklear | Jul 20, 2016
The results of studies on humans and zebrafish suggest how hyperglycemia can cause cognitive deficits.
Metabolism Mapped
Metabolism Mapped
Bob Grant | May 12, 2014
Researchers unveil the most comprehensive atlas of genes underlying human metabolic pathways, paving the way for improved understanding and treatment of metabolic diseases.
You Are <em>When</em> You Eat
You Are When You Eat
Mary Beth Aberlin | Sep 1, 2013
Circadian time zones and metabolism
Out of Sync
Out of Sync
Kerry Grens | Sep 1, 2013
Why eating at the wrong times is tied to such profound and negative effects on our bodies
Mind the Clock
Mind the Clock
Kerry Grens | Sep 1, 2013
Many of the body's tissues can tell time, and these peripheral clocks can be influenced by environmental cues, such as the timing of food consumption.
Contributors
Contributors
Beth Marie Mole | Dec 1, 2012
Meet some of the people featured in the December 2012 issue of The Scientist.
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.
Could Drugs be Plumping up Kids?
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 23, 2012
Research suggesting that antibiotics given to young children may increase obesity spurs scientific debate