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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
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
Savraj S. Grewal | Mar 2, 2013
insulin-like peptides (dILPs) regulate part of the signaling pathway that helps keep organs growing in proportion during development.
Savraj S. Grewal | Mar 1, 2013
During development, communication between organs determines their relative final size.
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
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
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
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
Mary Beth Aberlin | Dec 1, 2012
Can emulating our early human ancestors make us healthier?
H. Steven Wiley | Sep 1, 2012
Judiciously applied pressure could benefit the scientific system by providing an opportunity for renewal.