Medical research

Lab-grown fat cells help scientists understand type 2 diabetes

In research published June 17 in the journal Science Advances, researchers in the lab of Whitehead Institute Founding Member Rudolf Jaenisch present a way to create fat cells that can be modified to display different levels ...

Oncology & Cancer

A potential new marker for personalized breast cancer therapy

A new study from the University of Southampton has discovered that "crown-like structures" surrounding breast tumors in overweight and obese patients could hinder their response to therapy. The findings of this study could ...

Immunology

Immune cells regulate body weight

Obesity is among the biggest health challenges of the 21st century, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Almost 60% of Germans are considered overweight, while 25% are obese. Moreover, being overweight often ...

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