Medicine

Scientists discover two hormones that burn fat faster, prevent and reverse diabetes

Scientists discover two hormones that burn fat faster, prevent and reverse diabetes

UCLA geneticists have created a new technique to hunt for hormones that influence how organs and tissues communicate with each other. The method enabled them...
People with dementia more likely to go missing

People with dementia more likely to go missing

The tendency of people with dementia to wander and become lost has led researchers to recommend a 'Silver Alert' system. It is similar to Amber...
Camouflaged nanoparticles deliver killer protein to cancer cells

Camouflaged nanoparticles deliver killer protein to cancer cells

A biomimetic nanosystem can deliver therapeutic proteins to selectively target cancerous tumors, according to a team of Penn State researchers. Using a protein toxin called...
The key to improve the quality of life in dementia

The key to improve the quality of life in dementia

Dementia is the loss of cognitive functioning. People with the disease may lose their thinking, remembering, and reasoning abilities. Their daily life and activities can...
Burning less carb but more fat may cause diabetes

Burning less carbs but more fat may cause diabetes

In a recent study, researchers find that when muscles burn more fat and less glucose, exercise endurance can increase. However, this could simultaneously cause diabetes. The...
Stress is bad for your body, but how? Studying piglets may shed light

Stress is bad for your body, but how? Studying piglets may shed light

Stress affects most of us to one degree or another, and that even includes animals. My lab studies early-life stress in pigs and how it...
Gut microbes may affect heart disease risk – first study in humans

Gut microbes may affect heart disease risk – first study in humans

Research has shown that having the right gut microbes can reduce the risk of heart disease – if you're a mouse. Now, our latest study,...
Food allergy linked to skin exposure and genetics

Food allergy linked to skin exposure and genetics

Infant and childhood food allergy, whose cause has long been a mystery, has now been linked to a mix of environmental and genetic factors...
Scientists peer inside cells to spy on cancer's on-off switch

Scientists peer inside cells to spy on cancer’s on-off switch

Forty years after researchers first discovered it in fruit flies, a once-obscure cluster of proteins called PRC2 has become a key target for new...
Not all Alzheimer’s damage is the same

Not all Alzheimer’s damage is the same

Researchers have discovered that Alzheimer’s disease damages different types of brain cells depending on the genes involved. Alzheimer’s disease implicates multiple genes. Some are linked...