A better understanding of neural interaction with fat tissue can lead to more targeted treatments for obesity.
Recent research on the worm C. elegans reveals a connection between the gene SKN-1, proline, and fat accumulation. In the future, miracle drugs may target these genes to prevent weight gain, even in the condition of a high-sugar diet.
In Working Stiff, Dr. Judy Melinek presents her work as a medical examiner trainee in forensic pathology. The text is fascinating, engaging, and emotional – unfortunately, it is not entirely scientific.
Recent studies have shown that concussions are correlated with depression, but more work needs to be done to probe for causation.
Recently, the Nonhuman Rights Project fought for legal personhood for a 26 year-old chimpanzee named Tommy. The case relates to current research on primate genetics, cognition, and emotion.
The world is a beautiful mess of visual information. Yale Professor Steven Zucker and his research group recently announced findings that unite mathematics, neurobiology, and psychology to make sense of how the brain makes sense of it all.
Professor Walter Jetz recently received a boost in NSF funding for projects integrating the global distribution of species with their placement on the tree of life.
A team of researchers recently elucidated the structure and dynamics of the HIV fusion machine, which the virus uses to infect human beings. This exciting discovery, published in both Science and Nature, is a potential breakthrough for HIV vaccine development.
While most research on reading disabilities has focused on its disadvantages, Dr. Ken Pugh of Haskins Laboratories recently published a trend-breaking study. He shows that dyslexic children have a slight advantage in visuospatial processing.
A global diabetes epidemic is on the horizon, and researchers around the world are working against the clock to find a cure. However, one major obstacle that diabetes researchers have struggled to overcome is being able to produce enough insulin