News tagged with fat cells
Related topics: insulin resistance , type 2 diabetes , cell metabolism , fat , stem cells
Although sildenafil is best known for promoting erections, it may also serve as a weight loss aid by coaxing our bodies to store more healthy "brown fat" relative to unhealthy "white fat" than it would otherwise do on its ...
Overweight and Obesity Apr 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
We're all fatheads. That is, our brain cells are packed with fat molecules, more of them than almost any other cell type. Still, if the brain cells' fat content gets too high, they'll be in trouble. In a recent study in mice, ...
Medical research Apr 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- In the war against obesity, ones own fat cells may seem an unlikely ally, but new research from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) suggests ordinary fat cells can be reengineered ...
Medical research Mar 08, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
When we eat too much, obesity may develop as a result of chronically high insulin levels, not the other way around. That's according to new evidence in mice reported in the December 4th Cell Metabolism, a Cell ...
Medical research Dec 04, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Exposing pregnant mice to low doses of the chemical tributyltin – which is used in marine hull paint and PVC plastic – can lead to obesity for multiple generations without subsequent exposure, a UC Irvine study has found.
Health Jan 15, 2013 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- It might not be the tastiest part of the fruit, but for anyone wanting to look their best this summer they should think about new ways of eating mango.
Medical research Jun 18, 2012 | 4 / 5 (3) | 1 |
University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers have determined why a certain class of diabetes drugs leads to weight gain and have found that the molecular system involved (PPAR-γ found in the brain) is also triggered by ...
Medical research May 01, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A Yale University-led research team has discovered how reduced expression of a particular gene protects against obesity and type 2 diabetes, possibly prolonging lifespan by mimicking the effects of calorie ...
Medical research Aug 03, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Obese rhesus monkeys lost on average 11 percent of their body weight after four weeks of treatment with an experimental drug that selectively destroys the blood supply of fat tissue, a research team led by scientists at The ...
Medical research Nov 09, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Researchers from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre working with mice have revealed that one of the main genes protecting against cancer brings two additional health benefits by boosting longevity and combating obesity. ...
Cancer Mar 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Biological sciences major Adam Reese may have found the key to keep fat cells from forming.
Medical research Apr 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Taking enough omega-3 fatty acid supplements to change the balance of oils in the diet could slow a key biological process linked to aging, new research suggests.
Health Oct 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
When researchers at the University of Pennsylvania messed with the internal clocks of mouse fat cells, a surprising thing happened. The mice got fat.
Medical research Dec 04, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have taken another step toward better understanding the metabolic functions of obesity and its connection to type 2 diabetes.
Medical research Dec 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Researchers from the University of Bonn treated mice with Viagra and made an amazing discovery: The drug converts undesirable white fat cells and could thus potentially melt the unwelcome "spare tire" around the midriff. ...
Medical research Jan 17, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0