metabolism
Fat Hormone Controls Diabetes
Fat Hormone Controls Diabetes
Edyta Zielinska | May 8, 2013
A small protein produced by fat cells appears to regulate blood sugar levels, potentially revealing a new way to treat diabetes.
Smurf-y Old Age
Smurf-y Old Age
Beth Marie Mole | Apr 1, 2013
Flies turning blue help researchers link the deterioration of the intestinal barrier to age-related death.
All In Proportion
All In Proportion
Savraj S. Grewal | Mar 2, 2013
Drosophila insulin-like peptides (dILPs) regulate part of the signaling pathway that helps keep organs growing in proportion during development.
Instant Messaging
Instant Messaging
Savraj S. Grewal | Mar 1, 2013
During development, communication between organs determines their relative final size.
Feeding Time
Feeding Time
Kerry Grens | Feb 1, 2013
The eating schedule—and not the amount of calories—can make the difference between an obese, diabetic, sick mouse and one with a healthy metabolism.
Cancer Diet Shared by Healthy Cells
Cancer Diet Shared by Healthy Cells
Beth Marie Mole | Jan 23, 2013
Tumor cells rapidly divide by usurping a metabolic trick from normal cell development.
Insulin's Role in Body and Brain
Insulin's Role in Body and Brain
Oksana Kaidanovich-Beilin, Roger S. McIntyre, Danielle S. Cha | Dec 6, 2012
Insulin, long recognized as a primary regulator of blood glucose, is now also understood to play key roles in neuroplasticity, neuromodulation, and neurotrophism.
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.
In the Long Run
In the Long Run
Mary Beth Aberlin | Dec 1, 2012
Can emulating our early human ancestors make us healthier?
Stress Tests
H. Steven Wiley | Sep 1, 2012
Judiciously applied pressure could benefit the scientific system by providing an opportunity for renewal.