How Breastfeeding Protects Mothers
How Breastfeeding Protects Mothers
Lactation boosts the quantity and quality of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas, likely reducing a woman’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
How Breastfeeding Protects Mothers
How Breastfeeding Protects Mothers

Lactation boosts the quantity and quality of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas, likely reducing a woman’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Lactation boosts the quantity and quality of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas, likely reducing a woman’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

metabolism
Discovered: Brain Cells that Control Hibernation-Like States
Discovered: Brain Cells that Control Hibernation-Like States
Ruth Williams | Jun 11, 2020
Two independent teams identify neuron populations in the mouse brain that regulate the physiological changes associated with torpor.
Two Studies Question Function of Bone Hormone Osteocalcin
Two Studies Question Function of Bone Hormone Osteocalcin
Ruth Williams | May 29, 2020
Independently produced knockout mouse strains fail to find evidence of the bone protein’s endocrine functions, and divide researchers’ opinions.
Discovered: Metabolic Mechanism of Cytokine Storms
Discovered: Metabolic Mechanism of Cytokine Storms
Ruth Williams | Apr 15, 2020
By studying influenza in mice and cells, researchers identify a glucose metabolism pathway critical to the dysregulated immune response that kills many infectious disease patients, including those with COVID-19.
Biochemist Hans Kornberg Dies
Biochemist Hans Kornberg Dies
Catherine Offord | Jan 27, 2020
An expert on carbohydrate transport, Kornberg contributed to the discovery of several metabolic cycles in microorganisms during his seven-decade career.
Oded Rechavi Studies the RNA Nematodes Pass to Their Offspring
Oded Rechavi Studies the RNA Nematodes Pass to Their Offspring
Emily Makowski | Jan 13, 2020
The Tel Aviv University researcher is interested in how the macromolecules affect the health and behavior of successive generations of worms.
Image of the Day: Shrinking Dinosaurs
Image of the Day: Shrinking Dinosaurs
Emily Makowski | Jan 3, 2020
As dinosaurs got smaller, their metabolism increased, paving the way for bird evolution.
The Dawn of Universal Ecology
The Dawn of Universal Ecology
Mark Colyvan, John Damuth, and Lev R. Ginzburg | Nov 1, 2019
Will the study of interactions between living things ever mirror the fundamental nature of physics and mathematics?
Microbes Shape Circadian Rhythms in the Mouse Gut
Microbes Shape Circadian Rhythms in the Mouse Gut
Kerry Grens | Sep 27, 2019
The diurnal cycles of the microbiome alter the activity of a protein produced by the host, and in turn guide histone acetylation, gene expression, and metabolic activity.
Bar-Headed Geese Slow Their Metabolism to Soar over Everest
Bar-Headed Geese Slow Their Metabolism to Soar over Everest
Nicoletta Lanese | Sep 4, 2019
The birds also decrease their heart rate and chill their blood to maintain flight in hypoxic conditions.