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Mother's high-fat diet alters metabolism in offspring, leading to higher obesity risk
The offspring of obese mothers consuming a high-fat diet during pregnancy are at a higher risk than the children of thin mothers for lifelong obesity and related metabolic disorders. (2014-01-23)
More benefits emerging for one type of omega-3 fatty acid: DHA
A study of the metabolic effects of omega-3 fatty acids, especially DHA, concludes that these compounds may have an even wider range of biological impacts than previously considered. (2014-01-23)
FASEB announces 2014 SRC: AMPK -- Biological Action and Therapeutic Perspectives
This 2014 FASEB Science Research Conference on focuses on exciting recent advances in our understanding of the regulation and the novel cellular function of the LKB1/ AMPK signaling pathway as well as the AMPK-related kinases. (2014-01-22)
FASEB announces 2014 Science Research Conference: Nutrient Sensing and Metabolic Signaling
The 2014 FASEB Science Research Conference on Nutrient Sensing and Metabolic Signaling focuses on recent advances in the mechanisms by which nutrients and metabolites transduce information to cellular effector functions. (2014-01-22)
Exposure to cold temperatures can help boost weight loss
Regular exposure to mild cold may be a healthy and sustainable way to help people lose weight, according to researchers writing in the Cell Press publication Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism on Jan. (2014-01-22)
FASEB announces 2014 Science Research Conference: Trace Elements in Biology and Medicine
This 2014 FASEB Conference is designed to bring together a diverse group of scientists and physicians to share and discuss the latest, cutting-edge research findings in the field of trace element biology. (2014-01-22)
FASEB announces 2014 Science Research Conference: Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 and One Carbon Metabolism
This 2014 FASEB Science Research Conference focuses on recent advances in the study of folate, vitamin B12 (cobalamin), methionine and sulfur amino acid metabolism as they pertain to the fields of nutrition, public health and policy, genetics, basic biology and clinical medicine. (2014-01-22)
New study reveals links between alcoholic liver disease and the circadian clock
Researchers from the University of Notre Dame and the Indiana University School of Medicine have revealed a putative role for the circadian clock in the liver in the development of alcohol-induced hepatic steatosis, or fatty liver disease. (2014-01-17)
How metabolism and brain activity are linked
A new study by scientists at McGill University and the University of Zurich shows a direct link between metabolism in brain cells and their ability to signal information. (2014-01-16)
Joslin researchers determine hormone linked to improved glucose metabolism activates browning of fat
Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have discovered that a hormone long associated with weight loss and improved glucose metabolism is linked to activation of calorie-burning brown fat. (2014-01-09)
A CNIO research team discovers new regulators of the most prevalent liver disease
CNIO researchers, in collaboration with Johan Auwerx from the EPFL in Lausanne, have discovered novel factors, the AP-1 proteins, which are critically involved in fatty liver disease pathogenesis. (2014-01-07)
Researchers discover molecule behind the benefits of exercise
While it's clear that exercise can improve health and longevity, the changes that occur in the body to facilitate these benefits are less clear. (2014-01-07)
Tweaking energy consumption to combat muscle wasting and obesity
Using a new technique to evaluate working muscles in mice, researchers have uncovered physiological mechanisms that could lead to new strategies for combating metabolism-related disorders like muscle wasting and obesity. (2013-12-16)
Researchers discover how a protein complex revs up T cell activation to fight infections
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have identified a protein complex that is essential for jumpstarting the immune response during the critical first 24 hours of an infection. (2013-12-16)
Glucose: Potential new target for combating annual seasonal influenza
In lab cultures of mammalian cells, researchers showed that influenza A infection could be controlled by targeting viruses' dependence on cellular glucose. (2013-12-15)
New way to predict prognosis in patients with heart failure
Gurusher Panjrath, M.D., assistant professor of medicine and director of the Heart Failure and Mechanical Support Program at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, was recently published in the journal Science Translational Medicine for his study, (2013-12-13)
Partially blocking blood vessels' energy source may stop cancer growth, blindness & other conditions
Inhibiting the formation of new blood vessels is a common strategy for treating a range of conditions such as cancer, inflammatory diseases, and age-related macular degeneration. (2013-12-12)
Fatty acids crucial to embryonic development
One classical question in developmental biology is how different tissue types arise in the correct position of the developing embryo. (2013-12-12)
Diabetes drugs affect hearts of men, women differently
Widely used treatments for type 2 diabetes have different effects on the hearts of men and women, even as the drugs control blood sugar equally well in both sexes, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2013-12-12)
Hydrogen-powered invasion
Although mankind is only just beginning to use hydrogen as an energy source, the concept has been established in nature for a long time. (2013-12-11)
Johns Hopkins researchers identify a new way to predict the prognosis for heart failure patients
Johns Hopkins researchers have identified a new way to predict which heart failure patients are likely to see their condition get worse and which ones have a better prognosis. (2013-12-11)
MU researcher close to solving problem for cancer patients
Many cancer patients, and those with other chronic diseases, can experience a wasting disease, cachexia anorexia, which causes the body to consume its own organs. (2013-12-10)
Prion protein can trigger spongiform encephalopathy and neurodegeneration
Zhiqi Song and coworkers from China Agricultural University, China introduce two types of disease-associated prion proteins, the cytosolic form and the transmembrane form, during biosynthesis through the endoplasmic reticulum quality-control system, and propose an effective model and testing method for cytosolic forms of prion protein. (2013-12-08)
New genetic research finds shark, human proteins stunningly similar
Despite widespread fascination, the world's oldest ocean predators have long been a genetic mystery. (2013-12-05)
Hummingbird metabolism unique in burning glucose and fructose equally
Hummingbird metabolism is a marvel of evolutionary engineering. These tiny birds can power all of their energetic hovering flight by burning the sugar contained in the floral nectar of their diet. (2013-12-05)
Radiographic imaging exposes relationship between obesity and cancer
Researchers at the National Institute for Aging are working to improve understanding about obesity and cancer. (2013-12-04)
Newly discovered human peptide may become a new treatment for diabetes
There is new hope that diabetes might be thwarted. New research published in the December 2013 issue of The FASEB Journal shows how a recently discovered human peptide, called humanin, could lead to new treatments for people living with diabetes. (2013-12-02)
Burmese python genome reveals extreme adaptation
Scientists from the University of Colorado School of Medicine who sequenced the genome of the Burmese python have discovered large numbers of rapidly evolved genes in snakes. (2013-12-02)
Drug interactions causing a significant impact on statin use
A new study has found that many people who stopped taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs were also taking an average of three other drugs that interfered with the normal metabolism of the statins. (2013-11-25)
Intestinal bacteria influence food transit through the gut
Food transit through the small intestine affects the body's absorption of nutrients and, consequently, our health. (2013-11-21)
Researchers regrow hair, cartilage, bone, soft tissues
Young animals are known to repair their tissues effortlessly, but can this capacity be recaptured in adults? (2013-11-07)
Blocking the active site of thiolase
Scientists at the University of Oulu, Finland, and at the HZB break new ground for drug discovery research in the fight against sleeping sickness Scientists at the University of Oulu, Finland, and at the Helmholtz Center Berlin have shown the way to new directions in drug development against African sleeping sickness and other tropical parasitic infections. (2013-11-07)
Fountain-of-youth gene repairs tissue damage in adults
Young animals recover from tissue damage better than adults, and from Charles Darwin's time until now, scientists have puzzled over why this is the case. (2013-11-07)
Health benefits of wild blueberries abound: Study
New research published today in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, shows that regular long-term wild blueberry diets may help improve or prevent pathologies associated with the metabolic syndrome, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes. (2013-11-06)
Riboswitches in action
Riboswitches are RNA segments that switch genes on and off, either during DNA transcription or during protein translation, but little is known about the precise workings of this process. (2013-11-04)
McMaster scientists unlock secrets of diabetes drug
The key is that metformin doesn't work to lower blood glucose by directly working on the glucose. (2013-11-03)
Hippocampal and thalamic neuronal metabolism in a putative rat model of schizophrenia
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor and neuregulin 1 are important genes and signaling pathways that are altered in schizophrenia. (2013-10-30)
Genetic mutation provides clues to battling childhood obesity
A new paper identifies a possible genetic root to the insatiable appetite and slow metabolism of some obese patients. (2013-10-24)
BUSM researchers make a case for free fatty acids
In a recent study in the journal Biochemistry, a research group led by James A. (2013-10-22)
Halloween candy spooks aging digestive systems! Research in fruit flies helps explain why
Halloween candy spooks aging digestive systems! Research in fruit flies helps explain why. (2013-10-15)
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