Regularly taking breaks from eating—for hours or days—can trigger changes both expected, such as in metabolic dynamics and inflammation, and surprising, as in immune system function and cancer progression.
A rapid increase in the global incidence of the condition has researchers scrambling to understand the causes of the trend, and cope with the consequences.
Contamination of marine and terrestrial ecosystems by microplastics is putting individual organisms at risk.
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Locals helped researchers find the extremely rare boa.
Parallel evolution in jaws and teeth helped early mammals diversify their diets.
Researchers are beginning to uncover a link between activity level and the microbial makeup of one’s gut.
Newborns deprived of oxygen have their temperatures lowered to protect against brain damage, but it’s hard to decipher the babies’ immediate response to the intervention.
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These engineered “cells” were made from the secretions and membranes of human mesenchymal stem cells.
Fruit flies and mice grow better and eat less when the amino acid balance of their food reflects that coded by their exomes.
In mice, cells in the prefrontal cortex—where memories are maintained long-term—start to encode a fearful experience right from the start.
Scientists have estimated that about half of murine platelet production occurs in the lungs.
At the interface of food, nutrition, and agriculture, Lindsay Allen’s research has been informing nutrition guidelines and policies around the world for decades.
The UC Davis agroecologist grew up on a farm and now works to help farmers grow more resilient crops.
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The Scandinavian island’s unique combination of genetic homogeneity, genealogical tradition, and high participation in research make it a prime location for discovery and validation of drug targets.
The human brain’s insular cortex is adept at registering distaste for everything from rotten fruit to unfamiliar cultures.
In the 1960s, immunologists took matters into their own hands—and under their own skin—to characterize an immunoglobulin involved in allergies.