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Study shows that fat cells which amplify nerve signals in response to cold also affect blood sugar.

When exposed to cold, clusters of cells within the body’s white fat become beige, a colour change which reflects the creation of more energy-producing mitochondria, cellular components that enable cells … Continue Reading Study shows that fat cells which amplify nerve signals in response to cold also affect blood sugar.

Decades old mystery solved as researchers map the effect of T2 diabetes on the lymphatic vessels.

Approximately 28 million Americans live with Type 2 diabetes, a condition characterized by high blood sugar levels.  The immune system plays a part in type 2 diabetes. Researchers have linked … Continue Reading Decades old mystery solved as researchers map the effect of T2 diabetes on the lymphatic vessels.

Simple mistake made in study leads to sex bias breakthrough in multiple sclerosis.

An innocent mistake made by a graduate student in a Northwestern Medicine lab (they accidentally used male mice instead of female mice during an experiment) has led scientists to an … Continue Reading Simple mistake made in study leads to sex bias breakthrough in multiple sclerosis.