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Secondary Fracture Risk Reduction

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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…
Non-invasive, Innovative Therapy May Be Alternative to Bariatric Surgery

July 8, 2019

Endoscopic and metabolic therapies, or EBMTs, are innovative, non-invasive weight-loss procedures designed to significantly reduce a patient’s stomach…
Rutgers Researchers Identify the Origins of Metabolism

July 5, 2019

A Rutgers-led study sheds light on one of the most enduring mysteries of science: How did metabolism –…
Microbiotic Fuel

July 4, 2019

New research has identified a bacterium residing in the microbiomes of elite athletes that improves exercise capacity in…
Low-carb diet may reduce diabetes risk independent of weight loss

June 25, 2019

A low-carb diet may have benefits for people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes even if they…
Researchers identify compounds that starve melanoma cancer cells of energy

June 20, 2019

Researchers at Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University have found a possible counterpunch to the…
Study links irregular sleep patterns to metabolic disorders

June 6, 2019

A new study has found that not sticking to a regular bedtime and wakeup schedule — and getting…
Princeton researchers discover link between circadian clock and fat metabolism

May 31, 2019

The enzyme Nocturnin, which governs daily tasks such as fat metabolism and energy usage, works in an entirely…
Circadian Mechanism May Not Be Driver Behind Compound Linked to Obesity and Diabetes

May 24, 2019

Penn team shows the compound SR9009 – reported to work through the body’s circadian clock – can affect…
Discovery Could Remove Roadblock to More Insulin Production

May 21, 2019

By the time someone gets diagnosed with diabetes — in either of its forms — the insulin-making factory…
Like A Lot of Things, Women’s Gut Microbiomes Appear to Mature Earlier than Men’s

May 15, 2019

The human gut microbiome is a complex microbial ecosystem that plays an important role in our health. For…
Fat fruit flies: High-sugar diet deadens sweet tooth; promotes overeating, obesity in flies

May 9, 2019

Some research suggests that one reason people with obesity overeat is because they don’t enjoy food—especially sweets—as much…
Skipping breakfast associated with higher risk of cardiovascular death

April 29, 2019

Eating breakfast every day has always been considered an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but a new…
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