Medical research

Scientists discover switch that turns white fat brown

Scientists have discovered a biological switch that gives energy-storing white fat the characteristics of energy-burning brown fat. The findings could lead to new strategies for treating obesity.

Medical research

Scientists discover clues to what makes human muscle age

(PhysOrg.com) -- A study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, has identified critical biochemical pathways linked to the aging of human muscle. By manipulating these pathways, the researchers were ...

Genetics

Study finds genetic link between misery and death

In ongoing work to identify how genes interact with social environments to impact human health, UCLA researchers have discovered what they describe as a biochemical link between misery and death. In addition, they found a ...

Medical research

New blood-test to aid in Schizophrenia Diagnosis

A new blood-test resulting from research at Cambridge University could aid in the early diagnosis of recent-onset schizophrenia - complementing the traditional patient interview-based diagnosis.

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