Medical research

Stress on every cell: Mapping the stress axis in detail

Chronic stress could be the prevailing condition of our time. In the short term, our jaws or stomachs may clench; in the long term, stress can lead to metabolic disease and speed up diseases of aging, as well as leading to ...

Medical research

Could depression be linked to cellular metabolism?

EPFL researchers have discovered a compound that stimulates brain-cell metabolism and reduces signs of depression in mice. The next step will be to test their findings on humans.

Diabetes

Diabetes results from a breakdown of epigenetic control

Diabetes affects more than 400 million individuals worldwide. In what is becoming a paradigm shift, researchers have begun to find that the disease may result in part through pancreatic beta cells losing their functional ...

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