Archive: 12/22/2008

Leptin's long-distance call to the pancreas

Rube Goldberg—the cartoonist who devised complex machines for simple tasks—would have smiled at one of leptin's mechanisms for curbing insulin release. As Hinoi et al. show, the fat-derived hormone enlists ...

Dec 22, 2008 5 / 5 (3) 0

Solving the mysteries of metallic glass

( -- Researchers at MIT and the National University of Singapore have made significant progress in understanding a class of materials that has resisted analysis for decades. Their findings could lead to the rapid ...

Dec 22, 2008 4.6 / 5 (8) 3

When it's not just baby weight

Body image is a tricky thing for many women. Like looking into a funhouse mirror, the way they perceive their bodies can make them think they're thinner or more obese than they actually are. Researchers led by Temple University's ...

Dec 22, 2008 2 / 5 (1) 0