Medical research

Researchers identify muscle factor that controls fat metabolism

Metabolic diseases, such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, have risen to epidemic proportions in the U.S. and occur in about 30 percent of the population. Skeletal muscle plays a prominent role in controlling the body's glucose ...

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In the liver, a stressed cell can be bad news for its neighbors

A key protein in the communication channels between cells can allow a stress response in one liver cell to spread to neighboring liver cells in mice, causing otherwise healthy cells to become dysfunctional, according to new ...

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Could an antibody drug help you shed pounds?

An experimental antibody drug that targets one of the body's key metabolism regulators may help obese people lose weight—at least briefly.

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