Gastroenterology

Gut microbiota acts like an auxiliary liver, study finds

Microbes in the mammalian gut can significantly change their hosts' amino acid and glucose metabolism, acting almost like an extra liver, according to a new preclinical study by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators.

Neuroscience

Higher light levels may improve cognitive performance

Exposure to higher levels of light can help people feel more awake and increase cognitive performance, probably by influencing the activity of parts of a brain region called the hypothalamus, according to new research.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Innovative microscopy demystifies metabolism of Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease causes significant problems with memory, thinking and behavior and is the most common form of dementia, affecting more than 50 million people around the world each year. This number is expected to triple ...

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