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Converting Cells to Burn Fat, Not Store It

Researchers have uncovered a new molecular pathway for stimulating the body to burn fat – a discovery that could help fight obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
16-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Brain Cells That Aid Appetite Control Identified


• Brain cells that play a crucial role in appetite and weight gain identified. They are known as NG2-glia cells. • Although these cells exist within different parts of the brain, it is those found in a specific brain structure called the median...
12-May-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Less Body Fat for Toddlers Taking Vitamin D


A healthy intake of vitamin D in the first year of life appears to set children up to have more muscle mass and less body fat as toddlers, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatric Obesity.
2-May-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Analyzing the Psyche of Risky Drivers

Road crashes are the world’s leading cause of preventable death and injury in people under 35, accounting for around 5 million casualties every year. Repeat offenders make a disproportionate contribution to these statistics – and are known for...
28-Apr-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Key Mechanism Identified in Brain Tumor Growth


A gene known as OSMR plays a key role in driving the growth of glioblastoma tumors, according to a new study led by a McGill University researcher and published in the journal Nature Neuroscience.
26-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How Depression May Compound Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Depression may compound the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in people with such early warning signs of metabolic disease as obesity, high blood pressure and unhealthy cholesterol levels, according to researchers from McGill University,...
12-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Small Increases in Sleep Improve Grades


Elementary school-age children who improved their sleep habits also improved in their academic performance, according to a study by researchers at McGill University and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in partnership with the...
5-Apr-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Longer Maternity Leave Linked to Better Infant Health


For each additional month of paid maternity leave offered in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), infant mortality is reduced by 13%, according to a new study by researchers from McGill University and UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.
30-Mar-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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