Metabolism

Insulin in the brain influences dopamins levels

6 days ago   |   Science Daily

In the human brain, the hormone insulin also acts on the most important neurotransmitter for the reward system, dopamine. Insulin lowers the dopamine level in a specific region...
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Food scientists create zinc index for human body

9 days ago   |   Science Daily

Zinc deficiency is prevalent around the world, and among children, these mineral shortfalls can lead to stunting, embryonic malformations and neurobehavioral abnormalities...
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Bacteria as climate heroes

10 days ago   |   Science Daily

Acetogens are a group of bacteria that can metabolise formate. For example, they form acetic acid - an important basic chemical. If these bacteria were manipulated to produce...
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Swapping spit helps ants share metabolic labor

11 days ago   |   Science Daily

Ant colonies use fluids passed mouth-to-mouth to create a colony-wide metabolism, shows a new study.
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Diet trumps drugs for anti-aging and good metabolic health

12 days ago   |   Science Daily

A study comparing the impact of diet versus drugs on the inner workings of our cells has found nutrition has a much stronger impact.
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Altered fat metabolism, enzyme, likely plays key role in Lou Gehrig's disease

13 days ago   |   Science Daily

A new study using genetically engineered mice and human cell and tissue samples has added to evidence that higher levels of inflammatory chemicals involved in fat metabolism...
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PFAS exposure, high-fat diet drive prostate cells' metabolism into pro-cancer state

16 days ago   |   Science Daily

A high-fat diet synergizes with exposure to PFAS to change the metabolism of benign and malignant prostate cells, according to a new study in mice.
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CRISPR screen identifies new anti-inflammatory drug target

16 days ago   |   Science Daily

A metabolic enzyme that has been studied in cancer biology and is important for T cell function may offer a new target for anti-inflammatory therapeutics, researchers have...
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MedWatch Daily Digest: Health consequences of surviving childhood cancer - and more

18 days ago   |   WGN TV

For Tuesday, Nov. 9, WGN's Medical Reporter Dina Bair has the latest on new information, including: According to Rockefeller University researchers, if the treatment includes...
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Are Some People More Sensitive to Drug Side Effects?

19 days ago   |   NY Times

Differences in the way your body metabolizes drugs might render you prone to side effects.
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Family: Boy killed by stray bullet at backyard Thanksgiving

Family: Boy killed by stray bullet at backyard Thanksgiving

Family members say a 12-year-old boy was killed by a stray bullet while celebrating Thanksgiving in a San Diego backyard. Read more ...

Mac Jones shines as Patriots take down Titans to win 6th straight

Mac Jones shines as Patriots take down Titans to win 6th straight

New England's rookie quarterback passed for a career-high 310 yards and two touchdowns against the No. 1 see in the AFC. Read more ...

Wilson returns, Jets end skid with 21-14 win over Texans

Wilson returns, Jets end skid with 21-14 win over Texans

HOUSTON - Zach Wilson threw for 145 yards and ran for a touchdown in his return from a sprained right knee, helping the New York Jets rally for a 21-14 win over the Houston... Read more ...

Prepare for not-so-jolly Christmas tree prices, trade group warns

Prepare for not-so-jolly Christmas tree prices, trade group warns

Artificial and real trees will be far more expensive in the US this year thanks to shortgages and supply chain issues, the Christmas tree industry has warned Americans. The... Read more ...

It turns out USC-bound Lincoln Riley was being honest about LSU job before...

It turns out USC-bound Lincoln Riley was being honest about LSU job before leaving Oklahoma

Riley told reporters following Saturday's loss to Oklahoma State that he would not be leaving for LSU. That has proven to be true. Read more ...

Why did the Canadiens fire GM Marc Bergevin? Montreal seeks 'new vision' 5...

Why did the Canadiens fire GM Marc Bergevin? Montreal seeks 'new vision' 5 months after Stanley Cup Final

The Canadiens have fired GM Marc Bergevin, among other members of their front office. Here's what went into the team's decision less than a year after a Stanley Cup Final... Read more ...

Why did the Panthers bench Cam Newton? Matt Rhule gives odd reason for...

Why did the Panthers bench Cam Newton? Matt Rhule gives odd reason for taking out QB

The reunion tour didn't exactly go well on Sunday. Read more ...

Jussie Smollett: A timeline of events as jury selection slated to begin Monday

Jussie Smollett: A timeline of events as jury selection slated to begin Monday

CHICAGO - Jussie Smollett goes to trial Monday on charges that he lied to Chicago police when the former “Empire” actor and R&B singer reported being the victim of a racist and... Read more ...

Esper Claims Defense Dept. Is Improperly Blocking Parts of His Memoir

The former defense secretary sued the agency, saying that portions of the book were being concealed “under the guise of classification.” Read more ...

Wizards can credit Kuzma and Gafford's clutch heroics for their early wins

Washington likely wouldn't have nearly as good a record if not for the duo's big plays crunch time. Read more ...