Fat cells reprogrammed to increase fat burning

White adipose tissue stores excess calories as fat that can be released for use in other organs during fasting....

Understanding Intestinal Microbiota to Regain Balance in the Gut

The human gut is its own ecosystem, hosting close to a thousand microorganisms, many of which are helpful and...

Shift workers 'sicker and fatter'

Health Survey for England data showed they were in worse health despite often being young. ...

Why scientists, not journalists, are bad for your health

Is it a little ironic that a journalist writes an article about making exagerated claims when scientist would need...

Cancer patients testing drugs on mouse 'avatars'

Scientists often test drugs in mice. Now some cancer patients are doing the same—with the hope of curing their own...

University of Toronto cell biologists discover on-off switch for key stem cell gene

A new study by cell and systems biologists investigating stem cells in mice shows, for the first time, an instance...

Assessing scientific research by 'citation wake' detects Nobel laureates' papers

Ranking scientific papers in order of importance is an inherently subjective task, yet that doesn't keep researchers...

Debunking Common Myths About Clinical Trials

MYTH 1: Clinical trial volunteers are merely human guinea pigs. 

MYTH 2:  Informed consent is just reading...

The Obesity Fix

McKinsey & Company recently issued ...

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