metabolism
Neuronal Connection Between Fat and the Brain Visualized
Neuronal Connection Between Fat and the Brain Visualized
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 24, 2015
Researchers pinpoint the neurons within white fat tissue that mediate brain-bound leptin signaling and eventual fat breakdown.
Bear Study Breaks Down
Bear Study Breaks Down
Kerry Grens | Sep 2, 2015
Authors retract a paper on grizzlies’ metabolism after finding one person made up data.
Irisin Redeemed
Irisin Redeemed
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 13, 2015
Researchers who first identified irisin quantitate levels of the hormone in human blood and show it is released during exercise.  
Burn Victims Produce Brown Fat
Burn Victims Produce Brown Fat
Kerry Grens | Aug 7, 2015
Following extreme trauma, patients’ adipose samples have revealed—for the first time in humans—that white fat can be converted into energy-burning brown fat.
Pioneering Obesity Researcher Dies
Pioneering Obesity Researcher Dies
Amanda B. Keener | Jul 31, 2015
Jules Hirsch, who described the link between body weight and metabolism, has died at age 88.
Antibiotics and the Gut Microbiome
Antibiotics and the Gut Microbiome
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 30, 2015
Antibiotics given to infant mice may have long-term effects on the animals’ metabolism and gut microbiota. 
Pregnancy Stress Can Affect Offspring’s Microbiomes
Pregnancy Stress Can Affect Offspring’s Microbiomes
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 17, 2015
A study in mice suggests stress during pregnancy can affect offspring's microbiota and brain metabolism.
Gut Microbes Influence Circadian Clock
Gut Microbes Influence Circadian Clock
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 16, 2015
Metabolites produced by gut microbes in mice can affect the animals’ circadian rhythm and metabolism. 
Metabolic Memory
Metabolic Memory
Jenny Rood | Apr 8, 2015
Drosophila develop preferences for healthy foods that can be disrupted by overfeeding, a study suggests.
Fat Injection Slims Obese Mice
Fat Injection Slims Obese Mice
Kerry Grens | Apr 7, 2015
Transplanting energy-burning brown fat can prevent excess weight gain in a mouse model of obesity.