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Salk Institute Cofounder Melvin Cohn Dies
Ashley Yeager | Oct 26, 2018
Cohn was a leader in gene regulation and immune system research and left a lasting legacy in La Jolla.
Caffeine-Triggered Cells Help Control Blood Sugar in Diabetic Mice
Diana Kwon | Jun 20, 2018
Scientists engineered human cells to produce a molecule that stimulates insulin secretion in the presence of caffeine.
Industry-Funded Sugar Study: Don’t Trust Other Sugar Studies
Joshua A. Krisch | Dec 21, 2016
Two opposing papers in
Annals of Internal Medicine
battle over dietary guidelines on sugar.
Jef Akst | Dec 29, 2015
A hormone made in the liver controls how much sugar mice eat, according to a study.
The Death Toll Tied to Sweet Drinks
Kerry Grens | Jul 1, 2015
Annually, about 184,000 deaths annually are linked to drinking sugary beverages, according to a new study.
Sugar Substitutes, Gut Bacteria, and Glucose Intolerance
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 17, 2014
The consumption of artificial sweeteners results in glucose intolerance mediated by changes in the gut microbiota in both mice and humans, researchers report.
“Safe” Sugar Levels Harm Mice
Dan Cossins | Aug 15, 2013
A high-sugar diet comparable to that consumed by up to a quarter of Americans renders mice less able to compete for territory and reproduce.
Molecule Wards Off Mole-Rat Cancer
Kate Yandell | Jun 20, 2013
A sugar protects the subterranean rodents from out-of-control cell division.
A Spoonful of Sugar
Jef Akst | Nov 23, 2011
A special glucose molecule makes tumor cells more vulnerable to a pair of cancer cell-killing drugs.