Health

Ketone drinks: Do they really improve sports performance?

The stories of Asterix and his friend Obelix introduced us to a magic potion that comes in a small bottle and doesn't taste good, but dramatically increases strength and fitness. Sports nutrition scientists have been trying ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19: New energy for flagging immune cells

In severe COVID-19 patients, metabolism produces insufficient amounts of certain energy-rich compounds called ketone bodies. However, these energy carriers are needed by two important cell types in the immune system in order ...

Oncology & Cancer

New metabolic profile in patients with acute myeloid leukemia

An article published in the journal Nature Communications describes a specific metabolic adaptation in some patients with acute myeloid leukemia affected by tandem mutations in the FLT3 gene. The findings, which could shed ...

Neuroscience

Limiting energy in neurons exacerbates epilepsy

Epilepsy, one of the most common neurological disorders, is characterized by the spontaneous repetition of seizures caused by the hyperactivity of a group of neurons in the brain. Could we therefore reduce neuronal hyperactivity, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ketone bodies reduce markers of asthma in obese mice

More than half of people with asthma are obese. These individuals do not respond well to standard therapies, but new research out of the Vermont Lung Center holds promise for improving asthma treatments for this population. ...

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