Medical research

Could high insulin make you fat? Mouse study says yes

When we eat too much, obesity may develop as a result of chronically high insulin levels, not the other way around. That's according to new evidence in mice reported in the December 4th Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press publication, ...

Medical research

Missing MicroRNAs may be significant in resisting obesity

(Medical Xpress)—Tiny strands of RNA affect how our cells burn fat and sugar—a finding that gives biologists a place to start in the quest for therapies to treat obesity and related health problems, said scientists at ...

Medical research

Liver fat gets a wake-up call that maintains blood sugar levels

A Penn research team, led by Mitchell Lazar, MD, PhD, director of the Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, reports in Nature Medicine that mice in ...

Medical research

'Fasting pathway' points the way to new class of diabetes drugs

A uniquely collaborative study by researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies uncovered a novel mechanism that turns up glucose production in the liver when blood sugar levels drop, pointing towards a new class ...

Genetics

Alcohol tolerance 'switch' found

Researchers at North Carolina State University have found a genetic "switch" in fruit flies that plays an important role in making flies more tolerant to alcohol.

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