New fat cells created quickly, but they don't disappear
Once fat cells form, they might shrink during weight loss, but they do not disappear, a fact that has derailed many a diet. Yale researchers in the March 2 issue of the journal Nature Cell Biology descri ...
A control knob for fat? Protein that makes other proteins also regulates fat levels
Like a smart sensor that adjusts the lighting in each room and a home's overall temperature, a protein that governs the making of other proteins in the cell also appears capable of controlling fat levels in the body.
Unlocking milk's formula could save lives, say scientists
(Phys.org) —A new study on the digestion of milk could lead to the development of new formulas for premature babies, weight loss drinks and potentially new drug delivery systems.
Polar bear genome reveals rapid adaptation to fatty diet
A comparison of the genomes of polar bears and brown bears reveals that the polar bear is a much younger species than previously believed, having diverged from brown bears less than 500,000 years ago.
Pterostilbene, a molecule similar to resveratrol, as a potential treatment for obesity
In collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture, researchers in the UPV/EHU's 'Nutrition and Obesity' Group, which belongs to the Spanish Biomedical Research Centre in Physiopathology of ...
Developing an improved liposuction technique that melts fat
Although liposuction is one of the most common and well-established cosmetic surgery procedures in the U.S., it still has its drawbacks. But a new biomedical start-up says it may have found a novel way to improve the procedure ...
Team isolates stem cell that gives rise to bones, cartilage in mice
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered the stem cell in mice that gives rise to bone, cartilage and a key part of bone marrow called the stroma.
Matrix stiffness is an essential tool in stem cell differentiation, bioengineers report
Bioengineers at the University of California, San Diego have proven that when it comes to guiding stem cells into a specific cell type, the stiffness of the extracellular matrix used to culture them really ...
Researchers developed world's first instant fluorescent sensor to detect milk fat
A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has pioneered the world's first fluorescent sensor – called Milk Orange – that rapidly identifies the presence of fat in milk. When ...
Scientists track gene activity when honey bees do and don't eat honey
Many beekeepers feed their honey bees sucrose or high-fructose corn syrup when times are lean inside the hive. This practice has come under scrutiny, however, in response to colony collapse disorder, the ...
Insulin offers new hope for the treatment of acute pancreatitis
(Phys.org) —Scientists from The University of Manchester have discovered that insulin can protect the cells of the pancreas from acute pancreatitis – a disease
for which there is currently no treatment.
More arginine yields little growth effect
While additional arginine increases muscle mass and reduces visceral fat in pigs and rodents, the same additive does not induce faster growth in farmed salmon. Still, the amino acid may benefit salmon health ...
Why Apple is pitching for the health market
Thousands of developers descended on San Fransisco recently to hear about Apple's big plans for the future. One of the highlights was confirmation, after long speculation, that the company would indeed be ...