Image of the Day: 70 Years of Disease Research
Image of the Day: 70 Years of Disease Research
A video chronicles the course of disease research and prompts questions about where scientists may focus their studies in the future.
Image of the Day: 70 Years of Disease Research
Image of the Day: 70 Years of Disease Research

A video chronicles the course of disease research and prompts questions about where scientists may focus their studies in the future.

A video chronicles the course of disease research and prompts questions about where scientists may focus their studies in the future.

obesity
Early Epigenetic Changes Regulate Voluntary Exercise in Mice: Study
Early Epigenetic Changes Regulate Voluntary Exercise in Mice: Study
Emma Yasinski | Dec 7, 2019
Altering DNA methylation in a particular area of the hypothalamus halved the animals’ voluntary exercise as adults.
Exercise Changes Our Gut Microbes, But How Isn’t Yet Clear
Exercise Changes Our Gut Microbes, But How Isn’t Yet Clear
Ashley Yeager | Aug 15, 2019
Physical activity, independent of diet, shifts the composition of bacteria in the intestines, spurring researchers to search for species that might provide benefits akin to working out.
Laura Bowers Works to Sever the Link Between Obesity and Cancer
Laura Bowers Works to Sever the Link Between Obesity and Cancer
Shawna Williams | Jul 15, 2019
The Purdue University nutrition researcher delves into the details of how fat tissue affects tumors.
Microbe Miner: A Profile of Rob Knight
Microbe Miner: A Profile of Rob Knight
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 1, 2019
Developing computational tools to analyze the reams of microbial sequencing data his lab generates, the UC San Diego microbiologist is a pioneer of microbiome research.
Genetic Risk Score Developed for Obesity
Genetic Risk Score Developed for Obesity
Kerry Grens | Apr 18, 2019
The tool weighs millions of variants to determine how susceptible a person is to becoming obese.
Fat Tissue Can Help Cancer Cells Proliferate, Metastasize
Fat Tissue Can Help Cancer Cells Proliferate, Metastasize
Catherine Offord | Mar 31, 2019
Researchers disentangle how adipocytes communicate with prostate tumors in mice.
Changes in Height Linked to Increased C-section Rates
Changes in Height Linked to Increased C-section Rates
Abby Olena | Feb 6, 2019
Countries with populations whose average adult height grew late last century are more likely to have high rates of babies delivered surgically.
Genetic Predisposition to Obesity Linked with Depression
Genetic Predisposition to Obesity Linked with Depression
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 13, 2018
The variants associated with the mood disorder included those without metabolic risks, suggesting it is the psychological effects of obesity at play.
Self-Control Center in the Brain Linked to Weight Loss
Self-Control Center in the Brain Linked to Weight Loss
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 18, 2018
Activity in the lateral prefrontal cortex was the best correlate of weight loss in a study of people on a restricted-calorie diet.