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How the rice blast fungus “eats” its own cell wall to launch an attack

January 10, 2020

In response to environmental changes and nutrient starvation, cells are known to undergo extreme alterations. This includes switching…
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Cancer-like metabolism makes brain grow

January 7, 2020

The size of the human brain increased profoundly during evolution. A certain gene that is only found in…
Short or long sleep associated with Pulmonary Fibrosis

January 2, 2020

Scientists have discovered that people who regularly sleep for more than 11 hours or less than 4 hours…
New study on liver humanized mice as a new model system for cholesterol lipoprotein metabolism and pharmacodynamics in humans

December 20, 2019

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet, together with colleagues from the EU-funded project HUMAN, recently published a study on a…
A new way to control microbial metabolism

December 6, 2019

Microbes can be engineered to produce a variety of useful compounds, including plastics, biofuels, and pharmaceuticals. However, in…
Study shows why visceral fat increases with age and impairs metabolism

December 4, 2019

Aging is associated with increased inflammation and metabolic disease, including the accumulation of visceral fat — fat stored…
Turning Key Metabolic Process Back On Could Make Sarcoma More Susceptible to Treatment

December 3, 2019

Soft tissue sarcoma cells stop a key metabolic process which allows them to multiply and spread, and so…
Trinity researchers uncover critical metabolic switch for inflammatory diseases

November 28, 2019

A research team in Trinity has uncovered a critical role for a protein called ‘PKM2’ in the regulation…
Hops compounds help with metabolic syndrome while reducing microbiome diversity

November 26, 2019

Compounds from hops may combat metabolic syndrome by changing the gut microbiome and altering the metabolism of acids…
New finding offers possibility for preventing age-related metabolic disease

November 15, 2019

A study by researchers at Yale has uncovered why belly fat surrounding organs increases as people age, a…
New assessment could identify risks of frailty

November 7, 2019

Signs of frailty and the risks it brings could be identified in young and old people alike through…
Study tracks evolutionary history of metabolic networks

October 30, 2019

By analyzing how metabolic enzymes are built and organized, researchers have reconstructed the evolutionary history of metabolism. Their…
Secondary Fracture Risk Reduction

October 10, 2019

A multi-stakeholder coalition assembled by the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) has issued clinical recommendations…
Study: Aggressive Breast Cancers Store Large Amounts of Energy, Which Enables It to Spread

October 7, 2019

The finding suggests a potential target in the metabolism that could slow or prevent breast cancer metastasis. Cancer cells…
New metabolic discovery may inform heart disease, diabetes solutions

October 5, 2019

Science may be inching closer to thwarting obesity, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, as Cornell biochemists have…
Biochemists grab slippery target: LRH-1

October 1, 2019

To fight fat, scientists had to figure out how to pin down a greasy, slippery target. Researchers at…
Sleep deprivation may lead to slower metabolism, weight gain

September 24, 2019

Restricting sleep for just several days alters how we metabolize fats and changes how satisfied we are by…
Diet impacts the sensitivity of gut microbiome to antibiotics, study finds

September 24, 2019

Antibiotics change the kinds of bacteria in the mouse gut as well as the bacteria’s metabolism — but…
Biologists Untangle Growth and Defense in Maize, Define Key Antibiotic Pathways

September 24, 2019

In order to meet the demands of growing human populations, agricultural production must double within the next 30…
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Study Uncovers Metabolic Cause for Rare Eye Disease

September 16, 2019

An international team of researchers has discovered a cause for a rare eye disease affecting the macula that…
In the Seattle lab, the team cultured 36 species of marine microbes and then tested their ability to produce sulfonates. Each phytoplankton type has its own unique set of pigments that absorb and reflect different wavelengths of light, creating the range of colors in the test tubes. Image credit: Bryndan Durham/University of Washington
New study tracks sulfur-based metabolism in the open ocean

September 5, 2019

One of the planet’s most active ecosystems is one most people rarely encounter and scientists are only starting…
Tiny thermometer measures how mitochondria heat up the cell by unleashing proton energy

September 2, 2019

Armed with a tiny new thermometer probe that can quickly measure temperature inside of a cell, University of…
Researchers discover new biomarker for rare autoimmune disease

August 30, 2019

University of Alberta researchers identified a unique biological marker that can be used to identify the presence of…
Low levels of dietary vitamins linked to frailty in older adults

August 26, 2019

Researchers from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College have shown in the largest study…
Study links certain metabolites to stem cell function in the intestine

August 22, 2019

MIT biologists have discovered an unexpected effect of a ketogenic, or fat-rich, diet: They showed that high levels…
Mastering metabolism for shark and ray survival

August 12, 2019

Understanding the internal energy flow – including the metabolism – of large ocean creatures like sharks and rays…
One cell at a time, researchers create a blueprint of liver cells in health and disease

August 9, 2019

In every tissue throughout our bodies, various cell types are communicating and coordinating their efforts to perform vital…
Beyond DNA

August 7, 2019

Pretty much all of your cells have the same DNA code, yet they come in an astonishing number…
Slowing metabolism can prevent detrimental effects of genetic mutations

July 26, 2019

Just by slowing their metabolism, mutant fruit flies can go from zero to hero. In a new Northwestern…
Genetic study shows that anorexia nervosa is more than a psychiatric disorder

July 17, 2019

A new large-scale genome-wide association study published in Nature Genetics, has identified eight genetic variants significantly associated with…
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