Diabetes

Shift work increases diabetes and heart disease risk

With over 20% of the population in industrial countries engaging shift work—in sectors such as healthcare and transportation—we urgently need to understand its health burden.

Genetics

A look at how colds and chronic disease affect DNA expression

We're all born with a DNA sequence that encodes (in the form of genes) the very traits that make us, us—eye color, height, and even personality. We think of those genes as unchanging, but in reality, the way they are expressed, ...

Medical research

How exercise training promotes a sound mind in a sound body

A new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows that the same mechanisms behind the beneficial effects of exercise training on the brain also help to counteract fat and to strengthen the immune system. The results, ...

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