Increased thermogenesis in fat cells during active period of circadian rhythm limits weight gain in mice

A team of researchers at Northwestern University, working with a pair of colleagues from the University of Texas, has found that an increase in thermogenesis in fat cells during active periods of the daily circadian rhythm can limit weight gain in mice. Their paper is published in the journal Science; Damien Lagarde and Lawrence Kazak […]

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Cervical cancer discovery offers major new clue to better understand the disease

Scientists have discovered that cervical cancer can be divided into two distinct molecular subgroups—one far more aggressive than the other—as part of the largest “omics” study of its kind, led by researchers at UCL and the University of Southampton. Published in Nature Communications, researchers say the breakthrough findings are a “major step forward” in understanding […]

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Unlocking the mysteries of tauopathies: A protein that gives hope

A mechanism has been found that controls cellular levels of tau, a protein whose abnormal accumulation is at the root of tauopathies, a class of devastating neurodegenerative diseases. The discovery was made in the laboratory of Université de Montréal medical professor Michel Cayouette, director of cellular neurobiology research at the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM). […]

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Microbiome: Disruption of gut microbial balance is associated with increased mortality after kidney, liver transplants

Disruptions in the gut microbiome have been linked to lower survival rates for people who have undergone kidney and liver transplants, a finding that highlights the critical importance of the vast and complex microbial communities that dwell within us. Scientists in the Netherlands studied fecal samples from more than 1,000 recipients of kidney and liver […]

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