Three Studies Track People’s Microbiomes Through Health and Disease
Three Studies Track People’s Microbiomes Through Health and Disease
The second phase of the Human Microbiome Project reports on microbial composition in prediabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, and pregnancy.
Three Studies Track People’s Microbiomes Through Health and Disease
Three Studies Track People’s Microbiomes Through Health and Disease

The second phase of the Human Microbiome Project reports on microbial composition in prediabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, and pregnancy.

The second phase of the Human Microbiome Project reports on microbial composition in prediabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, and pregnancy.

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Caffeine-Triggered Cells Help Control Blood Sugar in Diabetic Mice
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.
Researchers Identify Biomarkers for Obesity Risk in Women
Researchers Identify Biomarkers for Obesity Risk in Women
Catherine Offord | May 31, 2018
Low levels of a biochemical process involved in fat breakdown predicts weight gain and metabolic complications more than a decade later.
Deep Brain Stimulation Boosts Insulin Sensitivity
Deep Brain Stimulation Boosts Insulin Sensitivity
Shawna Williams | May 24, 2018
One patient with diabetes was able to reduce his medication use while receiving targeted electrical pulses.
High-Fiber Diet Shifts Gut Microbes, Lowering Blood Sugar in Diabetics
High-Fiber Diet Shifts Gut Microbes, Lowering Blood Sugar in Diabetics
Ashley Yeager | Mar 9, 2018
New findings suggest that promoting the growth of fiber-loving bacteria may help manage type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes Is Five Diseases, Not Two
Diabetes Is Five Diseases, Not Two
Jim Daley | Mar 5, 2018
The new classification system could help improve personalized medicine approaches to the disease.
Insulin Resistance Pioneer Gerald Reaven Dies
Insulin Resistance Pioneer Gerald Reaven Dies
Jim Daley | Feb 21, 2018
The longtime professor at Stanford University School of Medicine researched the role of insulin in diabetes, hypertension, and a plethora of other diseases.
Primary Cilia in Neurons Linked to Obesity
Primary Cilia in Neurons Linked to Obesity
Abby Olena | Jan 8, 2018
Three studies—one of mice and two of human genetics—describe the role of two proteins, adenylyl cyclase and melanocortin 4 receptor, in the development of obesity and diabetes. 
Image of the Day: Glucose Sensor 
Image of the Day: Glucose Sensor 
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 2, 2018
Scientists build a biosensor skin patch for noninvasive glucose monitoring. 
Researchers Identify Obesity-Diabetes Link
Researchers Identify Obesity-Diabetes Link
Catherine Offord | Dec 1, 2017
Exosomes produced by macrophages in fatty tissue influence insulin sensitivity in distant cell types, a study finds.