News tagged with fat cells

Slimming aid from the cell laboratory?

Love handles, muffin tops and stomach tires - white fat tissue forms the typical curves in the notorious problem areas to store energy. Exactly the opposite happens in brown fat tissue: Instead of being stored, energy gets ...

dateMay 07, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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A lab rat -- created in the lab

It's illegal for health products with medical formulations to be accepted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration without tests on animals -- a situation that has serious ethical and moral implications. New research in the ...

dateApr 13, 2010 in Medical research
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The skinny on brown fat

Last year, researchers made a game-changing realization: brown fat, the energy-burning stuff that keeps babies warm, isn't just for the youngest among us. Adults have it, too (if they are lucky, anyway), and it is beginning ...

dateApr 06, 2010 in Medical research
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