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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
Kerry Grens | Sep 2, 2015
Authors retract a paper on grizzlies’ metabolism after finding one person made up data.
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
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
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
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
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
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 16, 2015
Metabolites produced by gut microbes in mice can affect the animals’ circadian rhythm and metabolism.
Jenny Rood | Apr 8, 2015
develop preferences for healthy foods that can be disrupted by overfeeding, a study suggests.
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.