Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Assessing the mechanisms for liver fibrosis

Chronic liver injury results in the development of liver fibrosis in approximately 25% of individuals in response to diverse insults, and several aspects of the development of liver injury appear to be common to a variety ...

Endocrinology & Metabolism

Can brown fat cells combat obesity?

UC Davis Health endocrinology researchers are investigating the role of two newly identified molecules that control heat production from fat tissues. Their hope is to discover a better way to combat obesity complications.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

'Beige fat' could hold key to age-related metabolism change

New research suggests a strategy to ward off age-related weight gain, which could prevent obesity and associated health disorders like type 2 diabetes, heart disease and chronic inflammation.

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