Medical research

SRC-2 is at the center of survival adaptations to food shortages

When fasting or facing a food shortage, the body engages metabolic and behavioral adaptations to survive. How the brain coordinates and regulates these responses has not been clear, but researchers at Baylor College of Medicine ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

7T brain scans reveal potential early indicator of Alzheimer's

Researchers from the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas are investigating a potential new early indicator of the decline toward Alzheimer's disease: measuring the energy metabolism of the living human ...

Health

Vitamin D deficiency may impair muscle function

Vitamin D deficiency may impair muscle function due to a reduction in energy production in the muscles, according to a mouse study published in the Journal of Endocrinology. Vitamin D deficient mice were found to have impaired ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Tired at the office? Take a quick break; your work will benefit

Recent research shows that people are more likely to take "microbreaks" at work on days when they're tired—but that's not a bad thing. The researchers found microbreaks seem to help tired employees bounce back from their ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Is it OK to exercise when you're sick?

If you are sick and plan to exercise this cold and flu season, experts say to use your head—and recognize the body's warnings signs.

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