obesity
Hot Off the Presses
Hot Off the Presses
Bob Grant | Aug 1, 2016
Idiot Brain, Wild Sex, Why Diets Make Us Fat, and The Ethics of Invention
The Death of Diets
The Death of Diets
The Scientist Staff | Jul 31, 2016
Book author and neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt discusses her own struggle with her weight and the science behind breaking the cycle of gain and loss.
Single Bacterial Species Improves Autism-Like Behavior in Mice
Single Bacterial Species Improves Autism-Like Behavior in Mice
Ruth Williams | Jun 16, 2016
Mouse pups born to mothers fed a high-fat diet lack a gut microbe that promotes social behavior, scientists show.
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.