Deviating from a regular bedtime and wakeup schedule – and getting different amounts of sleep each night – can put a person at higher risk for obesity, high cholesterol, hypertension, high blood sugar and other metabolic disorders, a new study has found. Furthermore, for every hour of variability in time to bed and time asleep… Read more

Glucagon-producing cells in the pancreas can change identity and adapt to do the job for their neighbouring damaged or missing insulin cells, researchers at the University of Bergen, in collaboration with other international researchers, have discovered. “We are possibly facing the start of a totally new form of treatment for diabetes, where the body can… Read more

Neurons in mice that influence metabolism are active for up to two days after a single workout, a new study from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center shows. The research offers new insight into the brain’s potential role in fitness and — in the longer term — may provide a target for developing therapies… Read more

By blocking a protein, VDAC1, in the insulin-producing beta cells, it is possible to restore their normal function in type 2 diabetes. In preclinical experiments, the researchers behind a new study have also shown that it is possible to prevent the development of the disease. The researchers at Lund University in Sweden believe that the active… Read more

There are about 100 trillion cells that make up the human body. A new megascience endeavor will catalog and image each of the 200 or more types of cells from the 80 known organs and identify the genes that are active in these cells. This new effort follows on the heels of the Human Genome… Read more