obesity
Gut Microbiota–Obesity Link Clarified
Gut Microbiota–Obesity Link Clarified
Catherine Offord | Jun 10, 2016
Changes in diet can cause gut microbes to produce acetate, which in turn stimulates insulin secretion and obesity in rodents, scientists show.
Fat Labs
Fat Labs
Tanya Lewis | May 4, 2016
The tendency of Labrador retrievers to overeat is tied to their genes, researchers report.
“Hunger Hormone” No More?
“Hunger Hormone” No More?
Ruth Williams | Apr 20, 2016
Ghrelin promotes fat storage not feeding, according to a study.
Adipocyte-Derived DNA Triggers Inflammation
Adipocyte-Derived DNA Triggers Inflammation
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 25, 2016
DNA released from dying fat cells stimulates inflammation within murine fat tissue. 
Obesity, Diabetes, and Epigenetic Inheritance
Obesity, Diabetes, and Epigenetic Inheritance
Catherine Offord | Mar 14, 2016
Disease risk can be transmitted epigenetically via egg and sperm cells, a mouse study shows.
Go To Bed!
Go To Bed!
Kerry Grens | Mar 1, 2016
The immediate consequences of losing out on sleep may be harbingers of long-term repercussions.
Hunger Hormone Slows Aging in Mice
Hunger Hormone Slows Aging in Mice
Kerry Grens | Feb 3, 2016
Signs of getting older are less common among rodents with ramped-up ghrelin production.
Epigenetics of Obesity
Epigenetics of Obesity
Catherine Offord | Jan 29, 2016
Differential expression of a chromatin-interacting protein is linked to weight variation in mice and humans, researchers show.
Year in Review: Hot Topics
Year in Review: Hot Topics
Jef Akst | Dec 21, 2015
In 2015, The Scientist dove deep into the latest research on aging, HIV, hearing, and obesity.
Week in Review: November 30–December 4
Week in Review: November 30–December 4
Jef Akst | Dec 4, 2015
Historic meeting on human gene editing; signs of obesity found in sperm epigenome; top 10 innovations of 2015; dealing with retractions