Researchers at Georgia State University have found that brown fat tissue, the body’s ‘good fat’, communicates with the brain through sensory nerves. The team state that this good fat is … Continue Reading Researchers begin to map the communication pathway between the brain and brown fat.
Scientists at the University of British Columbia and Janssen LLC have shown for the first time that Type 2 diabetes can be effectively treated with a combination of specially-cultured stem … Continue Reading Differentiation therapy shows promise for reversing type 2 diabetes in animal model.
An experimental drug developed by QuatRx Pharmaceuticals causes loss of weight and fat in a mouse animal model in a new study from researchers at the Houston Methodist Research Institute. Known … Continue Reading Experimental antidiabetic drug ‘browns’ white fat in animal studies.
Researchers at Aalto University and University of Turku have revealed how obesity is associated with altered opioid neurotransmission in the brain. New research reveals how obesity is associated with altered … Continue Reading Neuroimaging study maps brain neurotransmission system involved in obesity.
Researchers have for the first time successfully converted adult human skin cells into neurons of the type that regulate appetite, providing a patient-specific model for studying the neurophysiology of weight … Continue Reading In world’s first researchers differentiate skin cells into neurons controlling appetite.
Stating that sleep is an essential biological process seems as obvious as saying that the sun rises every morning. Yet, researchers’ understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying the effects of … Continue Reading Lipidomics study identifies common biomarkers of sleep debt in humans and rats.
For the first time researchers have imaged and linked live individual brain cells to specific basic behaviours.
Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have used new deep-brain imaging techniques to link the activity of individual, genetically similar neurons to particular behaviours of mice. Specifically, for the … Continue Reading For the first time researchers have imaged and linked live individual brain cells to specific basic behaviours.
Obesity-linked diabetes is a growing public health problem and contributes to cardiovascular disease, the most prevalent cause of death in the U.S. High plasma concentrations fatty acids derived from food … Continue Reading Researchers find new links between obesity and cardiovascular disease.
By uncovering the action of two naturally occurring hormones, scientists may have discovered a way to assist in the shedding of excess fat. The findings from Monash University researchers give … Continue Reading Researchers begin to map the control of body fat by the brain.
When it comes to skin infections, a healthy and robust immune response may depend greatly upon what lies beneath. In a new study published in the journal Science, researchers at … Continue Reading Scientists identify new immune response via human fat cells.
Researchers from the OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital reveal a high-fat diet and obesity during pregnancy compromise the blood-forming, or hematopoietic, stem cell system in the fetal liver responsible for creating … Continue Reading High-fat diet, obesity during pregnancy harms stem cells in developing foetus.
Immune cells perform a previously unsuspected role in the brain that may contribute to obesity, according to a new study by UC San Francisco researchers. When the researchers fed mice … Continue Reading Researchers map how obesity starts and is regulated by the brain.
A key mechanism behind diabetes may start in the brain, with early signs of the disease detectable through rising levels of molecules not previously linked to insulin signalling, according to … Continue Reading Researchers identify insulin resistance link in the brain.
A University of Tokyo research group has discovered that AIM (Apoptosis Inhibitor of Macrophage), a protein that plays a preventive role in obesity progression, can also prevent tumour development in … Continue Reading Stopping liver cancer in its tracks.
The US FDA has approved Contrave (naltrexone hydrochloride and bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets) as treatment option for chronic weight management in addition to a reduced-calorie diet and physical activity. The … Continue Reading FDA approves weight-management drug Contrave.
People who are obese may be more susceptible to environmental food cues than their lean counterparts due to differences in brain chemistry that make eating more habitual and less rewarding, … Continue Reading Eating habits, body fat related to differences in brain chemistry.