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What made humans 'the fat primate'?
How did humans get to be so much fatter than our closest primate relatives, despite sharing 99% of the same DNA? (2019-06-26)
A new normal: Study explains universal pattern in fossil record
Instead of the typical bell-shaped curve, the fossil record shows a fat-tailed distribution, with extreme, outlier, events occurring with higher-than-expected probability. (2019-06-26)
Reversing t cells' misunderstood rep in responding to a pediatric leukemia
A study of pediatric patients with leukemia demonstrates that they were able to generate T cells against tumor-associated mutations, contradicting previous assumptions that T cells cannot be effectively unleashed on pediatric tumors. (2019-06-26)
New knowledge on the development of asthma
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have studied which genes are expressed in overactive immune cells in mice with asthma-like inflammation of the airways. (2019-06-26)
Blood supply therapy bid boosted by fresh insights into key cells
Therapies to improve recovery after a heart attack could be developed following fresh insights into how key cells are formed. (2019-06-26)
Muscling in on the role of vitamin D
A recent study conducted at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research has shed light on the role of vitamin D in muscle cells. (2019-06-25)
Could coffee be the secret to fighting obesity?
Scientists from the University of Nottingham have discovered that drinking a cup of coffee can stimulate 'brown fat', the body's own fat-fighting defenses, which could be the key to tackling obesity and diabetes. (2019-06-24)
Researchers find new mutation in the leptin gene
Texas Biomed Staff Scientist Raul Bastarrachea, M.D., is part of a team that discovered a new mutation in the gene that regulates the key hormone suppressing hunger called leptin. (2019-06-21)
Sexual hormone oestradiol protects female brain in mid-life
How do sex hormones and body weight affect emotional and cognitive well-being? (2019-06-21)
Low-carb diet may reduce diabetes risk independent of weight loss
A low-carb diet may have benefits for people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes even if they don't lose any weight, a new study suggests. (2019-06-20)
Timed release of turmeric stops cancer cell growth
A WSU research team has developed a drug delivery system using curcumin, the main ingredient in the spice turmeric, that successfully inhibits bone cancer cells while promoting growth of healthy bone cells. (2019-06-20)
Study: Phenols in cocoa bean shells may reverse obesity-related problems in mouse cells
A new study by researchers at the University of Illinois suggests that three of the phenolic compounds in cocoa bean shells have powerful effects on the fat and immune cells in mice, potentially reversing the chronic inflammation and insulin resistance associated with obesity. (2019-06-20)
FEFU scientist reported on concentration of pesticides in marine organisms
According to ecotoxicologist from Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), from the 90s and during 2000s in the tissues of Russian Far Eastern mussels the concentration of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) that had been globally used in agriculture in the mid-twentieth century has increased about ten times. (2019-06-19)
Yale-led study reveals biology of leptin, the hunger hormone
In a new study, Yale researchers offer insight into leptin, a hormone that plays a key role in appetite, overeating, and obesity. (2019-06-18)
Online shopping interventions may help customers buy healthier foods
Altering the default order in which foods are shown on the screen, or offering substitutes lower in saturated fat could help customers make healthier choices when shopping for food online, according to a study published in the open access International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. (2019-06-14)
New diet study using MRI to map internal fat conducted by Ben-Gurion U researchers
The study showed that a low-carb Mediterranean diet had a greater effect on reducing fat around the liver, heart and the pancreas, compared to low-fat diets with similar calorie counts, although the weight loss was similar. (2019-06-13)
Exercise may have different effects in the morning and evening
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have learned that the effect of exercise may differ depending on the time of day it is performed. (2019-06-13)
Study shows that strength and weight training can control diabetes in obese individuals
In experiments with mice, Brazilian scientists demonstrated that a moderate training protocol reduced liver fat and made the organ more sensitive to insulin, even before loss of body weight occurred. (2019-06-13)
Excess weight and body fat cause cardiovascular disease
In the first Mendelian randomization study to look at this, researchers have found evidence that excess weight and body fat cause a range of heart and blood vessel diseases (rather than just being associated with it). (2019-06-13)
Body fat distribution linked to higher risk of aggressive prostate cancer
In the first prospective study of directly measured body fat distribution and prostate cancer risk, investigators found that higher levels of abdominal and thigh fat are associated with an increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer. (2019-06-10)
Three public health interventions could prevent 94 million premature deaths
Lowering blood pressure, reducing sodium intake, and eliminating trans fat could prevent 94 million early deaths around the world according to a new study led by Harvard T.H. (2019-06-10)
Using microRNA to detect early signs of type 2 diabetes in teens
Exosomes, tiny nanoparticles released from fat cells, may hold biochemical clues to the early development of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study of 55 teens with obesity (2019-06-08)
Scientists reminded immune cells on what side they should be
International group of scientists in the joint study of the laboratory of the Wistar Institute, University of Pittsburgh and I.M. (2019-06-07)
Red and white meats are equally bad for cholesterol
Contrary to popular belief, consuming red meat and white meat such as poultry, have equal effects on blood cholesterol levels, according to a study published today in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. (2019-06-04)
Gene mutation evolved to cope with modern high-sugar diets
A common gene mutation helps people cope with modern diets by keeping blood sugar low, but close to half of people still have an older variant that may be better suited to prehistoric diets, finds a new UCL-led study. (2019-06-04)
Zebrafish capture a 'window' on the cancer process
Cancer-related inflammation impacts significantly on cancer development and progression. New research has observed in zebrafish, for the first time, that inflammatory cells use weak spots or micro-perforations in the extracellular matrix barrier layer to access skin cancer cells. (2019-06-04)
NUS researchers uncovers promising cancer target for liposarcoma
A study conducted by a team of researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore has revealed a close association between liposarcoma (LPS), a type of cancer that develops from fat cells, and the bromodomain and extraterminal (BET) protein family. (2019-06-03)
High body fat (but not BMI itself) linked to four-fold increase in mortality risk after heart bypass surgery
New research presented at this year's Euroanaesthesia congress in Vienna, Austria (June 1-3, 2019) shows that mortality in patients who had undergone heart bypass surgery was over 4 times higher in individuals with a high body fat mass, while body mass index (BMI) by itself was not associated with an increase in mortality. (2019-06-02)
Scientists bioengineer human liver disease in the lab to find new treatments
Scientists successfully bioengineered human liver organoids that faithfully mimic key features of fatal liver disease in the laboratory. (2019-05-30)
Healthy fat hidden in dirt may fend off anxiety disorders
Thirty years after scientists first suggested that increased exposure to microorganisms could benefit health, CU Boulder researchers have identified an anti-inflammatory fat in a soil-dwelling bacterium that may be partly responsible. (2019-05-29)
New research suggests sugar taxes and labelling are effective
Taxes on sugary products and labels on the front of packages can help reduce sugar consumption, according to a study from the University of Waterloo. (2019-05-29)
Renegade fat cells induce bone-damaging lesions in multiple myeloma
A study of samples from patients with multiple myeloma (MM) has demonstrated how 'reprogrammed' fat cells contribute to long-lasting bone damage, even after the cancer has gone into remission. (2019-05-29)
Stiffening arteries in teenagers with persistent obesity
Children and adolescents with long-term obesity have increased arterial stiffness by their late teens, a study of more than 3,000 children followed from age 9 to 17 shows. (2019-05-28)
Don't overdo omega-6 fat consumption during pregnancy
New research in The Journal of Physiology showed that eating a diet with three times the recommended daily intake of linoleic acid might be harmful in pregnancy. (2019-05-24)
How interval training affects 'belly fat' in obese 70-year-olds
A team of researchers have designed a study to learn more about the effects of a 10-week, easy-to-perform, personalized, progressive vigorous-intensity interval training among 70-year-olds with 'belly fat.' Their study was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. (2019-05-24)
How does the nervous system create behavior? Muscle activity map in Hydra gives insight
Accomplishing perhaps a world first, researchers at Columbia University and the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) have mapped the full-body muscular activity of an animal while it was moving and behaving. (2019-05-23)
Researchers investigate hormonal links between diet and obesity
Scientists have found another hint that time of day may play a role in how the body burns fuel, with implications for weight gain and heart health. (2019-05-23)
Researchers identify genetic switch that controls conversion of bad to good fat
Researchers at University of Utah Health have identified a way to control the production of white fat using TLE3, a genetic switch that stops the conversion of white fat into beige fat. (2019-05-22)
Translational research led by Singapore scientists uncovers new treatment for fatty liver disease
A new treatment approach that involves blocking a protein has, for the first time, shown promising results in the treatment of fatty liver disease, in a landmark translational research collaboration between Duke-NUS Medical School, National Heart Centre Singapore and biotech company Enleofen Bio. (2019-05-22)
Withering away: How viral infection leads to cachexia
Many patients with chronic illnesses such as AIDS, cancer, autoimmune diseases, suffer from an additional disease called cachexia. (2019-05-20)
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