Health

How a low-calorie diet could extend lifespan

Overeating can lead to health issues that can shorten one's life, such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease. On the other end of the spectrum, several studies have shown that restricting calorie intake below what a normal ...

Medical research

Study reveals new link between brain and fat-burning circuit

A new study in animal models, led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), is the first to show that oxygen sensing in the brain has a role in metabolism and sensing an organism's internal state.

Medical research

Microreactor replaces animal testing

Researchers all over Europe are working on alternatives to animal testing that can be used to evaluate the adverse side-effects of medications. But many of these test methods still present problems. A microreactor developed ...

Medical research

How a genetic locus protects adult blood-forming stem cells

A particular location in DNA, called the Dlk1-Gtl2 locus, plays a critical role in protecting hematopoietic, or blood-forming, stem cells—a discovery revealing a critical role of metabolic control in adult stem cells, and ...

Diabetes

Exercise-induced capillary density ups insulin sensitivity

(HealthDay)—Exercise training is associated with an increase in skeletal muscle capillary density (CD), which contributes to improvements in glucose metabolism, according to a study published online June 11 in Diabetes.

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