Search results for brown adipose tissue

Cell & Microbiology Dec 15, 2021

Team achieves breakthrough using CRISPR-Cas9 to target fat cells

Fat—it is tvital for life but too much can lead to a host of health problems. Studying how fat—or adipose—tissue functions in the body is critical for understanding obesity and other issues, yet structural differences ...

Evolution Dec 13, 2021

Warm-bodied ties between mammals and birds more ancient than previously recognized

The evolutionary origin of endothermy (the ability to maintain a warm body and higher energy levels than reptiles), currently believed to have originated separately in birds and mammals, could have occurred nearly 300 million ...

Cell & Microbiology Aug 23, 2021

The role of gut-brown adipose tissue axis in regulating glucose metabolism

A recent study conducted by Prof. John Speakman's lab at the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology (IGDB) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences shed a new light on the important role of gut-brown adipose tissue axis ...

Plants & Animals Jan 14, 2021

Eating omega-3 fat helps hibernating Arctic ground squirrels warm up during deep cold

By feeding arctic ground squirrels special diets, researchers have found that omega-3 fatty acids, common in flax seed and fish oil, help keep the animals warmer in deep hibernation.

Plants & Animals Dec 17, 2020

Baby mice 'shut down' to survive extreme cold on the highest mountain tops

It's early 2019, and biologist Jay Storz is struggling to breathe. He has just made it to the top of Llullaillaco, a Chilean volcano about three-quarters the height of Mount Everest, in search of a rumor.

Biochemistry Aug 10, 2020

Fireflies shed light on the function of mitochondria

Tiny factories float inside our cells and provide them with almost all the energy they need: the mitochondria. Their effectiveness decreases when we get older, but also when we face many diseases such as diabetes, cancer ...

Cell & Microbiology Feb 27, 2020

Scientists show how caloric restriction prevents negative effects of aging in cells

If you want to reduce levels of inflammation throughout your body, delay the onset of age-related diseases, and live longer—eat less food. That's the conclusion of a new study by scientists from the US and China that provides ...

Evolution Jun 26, 2019

What made humans 'the fat primate'?

Blame junk food or a lack of exercise. But long before the modern obesity epidemic, evolution made us fat too.

Plants & Animals Jan 18, 2019

Is winter miserable for wildlife?

While the weather outside may indeed get frightful this winter, a parka, knit hat, wool socks, insulated boots and maybe a roaring fire make things bearable for people who live in cold climates. But what about all the wildlife ...

Biochemistry Mar 13, 2018

Metabolic activity of brown adipose tissue easier to verify with new method

Brown adipose tissue has played a key role in prevention research since its presence was first documented in adults. However, there was no non-invasive method of measuring its heat generation. A team at the Technical University ...

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