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 ...

Diabetes

Childhood obesity increases risk of type 1 diabetes

Being overweight in childhood increases the risk of developing type 1 diabetes in later life, according to the findings of a new study that analyzed genetic data on over 400,000 individuals. The study, co-led by researchers ...

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