techniques, cell & molecular biology, ecology
Breaking the Cancer-Obesity Link
Breaking the Cancer-Obesity Link
Laura W. Bowers, Stephen D. Hursting, Ciara H. O’Flanagan | Nov 1, 2015
Obese people are at higher risk for developing cancer, have worse prognoses once diagnosed, and are often resistant to chemotherapy regimens. The question is, Why?
Bile Benefits
Bile Benefits
Ruth Williams | Nov 1, 2015
Diverting the bile duct around a long stretch of the small intestine could treat obesity without cutting out chunks of the digestive tract.
A Complex Disorder
A Complex Disorder
Stephen D. Hursting, Ciara H. O’Flanagan, Laura W. Bowers | Nov 1, 2015
Factors that likely contribute to obesity include disruptions to intercellular signaling, increased inflammation, and changes to the gut microbiome.
 
Fat Factors
Fat Factors
Kerry Grens | Nov 1, 2015
A mouse's exposure to certain environmental chemicals can lead the animal—and its offspring and grandoffspring—to be overweight.
Not Immune to Fat
Not Immune to Fat
Kate Yandell | Nov 1, 2015
The effect of a high-fat diet on murine T cells
Imaging Live Tissue Without Fluorescence
Imaging Live Tissue Without Fluorescence
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 30, 2015
Modifying a vibration-based optical technique can capture images of living tissues, researchers show. 
Latest in Heart Stem Cell Debate
Latest in Heart Stem Cell Debate
Kerry Grens | Oct 27, 2015
Given the right environment, cKit+ cells from the mouse heart can develop into new cardiac muscle, according to a study.
Imaging Entire Organisms
Imaging Entire Organisms
Jef Akst | Oct 26, 2015
A new microscope allows researchers to watch biological processes at the cellular level in 3-D in living animals. 
Electrode-Free Electrophysiology
Electrode-Free Electrophysiology
Kerry Grens | Oct 22, 2015
Optogenetics has evolved beyond its neuron-stimulating capacities to an all-optical approach for both manipulating and recording cells.
GC-MS Distorts Data?
GC-MS Distorts Data?
Jef Akst | Oct 22, 2015
A study suggests that gas chromatography-mass spectrometry modifies or destroys sample compounds, but some are skeptical.