Just the Sight of Food Gets the Liver Ready for Action
Just the Sight of Food Gets the Liver Ready for Action
In mice, seeing and smelling food causes immediate cellular changes that ready the liver to convert incoming amino acids to proteins.
Just the Sight of Food Gets the Liver Ready for Action
Just the Sight of Food Gets the Liver Ready for Action

In mice, seeing and smelling food causes immediate cellular changes that ready the liver to convert incoming amino acids to proteins.

In mice, seeing and smelling food causes immediate cellular changes that ready the liver to convert incoming amino acids to proteins.

nutrition
Telomere Length and Childhood Stress Don’t Always Correlate
Telomere Length and Childhood Stress Don’t Always Correlate
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 17, 2017
Shorter telomere length is widely considered a manifestation of stress in young children, but the results of a new study find it’s more complicated than that.  
Trump Nominates Sam Clovis to Lead USDA Research
Trump Nominates Sam Clovis to Lead USDA Research
Kerry Grens | Jul 20, 2017
The choice of an economics professor and climate change denialist is slammed by science advocates.
Micronutrients, Macro Impact
Micronutrients, Macro Impact
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 1, 2017
At the interface of food, nutrition, and agriculture, Lindsay Allen’s research has been informing nutrition guidelines and policies around the world for decades.
Image of the Day: Power Plants
Image of the Day: Power Plants
The Scientist Staff | Feb 5, 2017
Duckweeds, tiny aquatic plants, multiply rapidly in water without cultivation and can serve as a source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids.
Increasing Seal Pup Numbers Influence Feral-Horse Feeding Habits
Increasing Seal Pup Numbers Influence Feral-Horse Feeding Habits
Catherine Offord | Aug 1, 2016
Researchers reveal how seals affect vegetation patterns and influence the movement of feral horse populations on Sable Island in Canada.
The Two Faces of Fish Oil
The Two Faces of Fish Oil
Catherine Offord | Apr 1, 2016
The discovery of a tumor-protecting role for a fatty acid found in fish oil has sparked debate about the product’s safety.
Vegetarian Aquaculture
Vegetarian Aquaculture
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2015
Go behind the scenes at labs where researchers are finding ways of switching from meat-based to plant-based feeds.
Inside a Lab Mouse’s High-Fat Diet
Inside a Lab Mouse’s High-Fat Diet
Kate Yandell | Nov 23, 2015
Researchers should pay closer attention to the diets they use to study obesity in mice, experts advise.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2015
November 2015's selection of notable quotes