metabolism
A New Role for Marine Archaea
A New Role for Marine Archaea
Catherine Offord | Jul 1, 2016
Researchers discover acetogenesis in archaea, suggesting an important role for these little-studied organisms in generating organic carbon below the seafloor.
What Causes Type 2 Diabetes?
What Causes Type 2 Diabetes?
Barbara E. Corkey | Jul 1, 2016
Insulin resistance and high levels of insulin and lipids all precede the development of metabolic dysfunction. Which metabolic factor is to blame?
The Fatty Acid–Ketone Switch
The Fatty Acid–Ketone Switch
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 1, 2016
In failing hearts, cardiomyocytes change their fuel preference.
In Failing Hearts, Cardiomyocytes Alter Metabolism
In Failing Hearts, Cardiomyocytes Alter Metabolism
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 1, 2016
While the heart cells normally burn fatty acids, when things go wrong ketones become the preferred fuel source.
Study: Faster Metabolism Boosted Human Brains
Study: Faster Metabolism Boosted Human Brains
Tanya Lewis | May 5, 2016
Humans burn calories faster than any other primate, researchers report.
Speaking of Cancer Research
Speaking of Cancer Research
Tanya Lewis, Jef Akst, Mary Beth Aberlin | Apr 20, 2016
A selection of notable quotes from the annual American Association for Cancer Research meeting
Shooting for the Moon
Shooting for the Moon
Mary Beth Aberlin | Apr 1, 2016
Defeating cancer is many times more difficult than planting a flag on our lunar satellite.
Contributors
Contributors
Catherine Offord | Apr 1, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the April 2016 issue of The Scientist.
Metabolic Reprogramming
Metabolic Reprogramming
Kivanç Birsoy and David M. Sabatini | Apr 1, 2016
How cancer cells fuel their rapid growth
A Different Way of Doing Things
A Different Way of Doing Things
Kivanç Birsoy and David M. Sabatini | Apr 1, 2016
Cancer cells exhibit altered metabolic processes that may serve as promising targets for new therapies.