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Study Finds How Fat Tissue Shunts Energy to Tumors

Sanford Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) researchers recently discovered that that inactivation of a protein called p62 in fat cells fuels aggressive, metastatic prostate cancer in mice. The findings suggest that mTOR inhibitors currently use...

– Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Cancer Cell; R01DK108743; R01CA211794; R01CA192642; R01CA218254; W81XWH-13-1-0354; W81XWH-13-1-1353

Embargo expired on 09-Apr-2018 at 12:00 ET

Massive Single-cell Survey of Kidney Cell Types Reveals New Paths to Disease

New research shines a light on specific cell types that drive normal or diseased kidney function at the molecular level.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Science; R01 DK076077; 1U54DK104309-01

Taxes on Sodas and Sugary Drinks: UCLA Dietitian, Public Health Expert Offers Comment

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Nicotine-Imbibing Teenage Rats Show an Increased Risk for Drinking Alcohol as Adults

Rats who were dosed with nicotine during their adolescence grew up to drink alcohol more often than those who weren’t exposed to nicotine or were only exposed to it during adulthood. Exposure to nicotine at a young age changed the neuronal circuitr...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Cell Reports

Do Veggie Vans Change the Way People Eat? New UB Study Aims to Find Out

Lucia Leone and her team will expand their successful Veggie Van project by helping organizations across the Northeast and Southeast start mobile produce markets using the Veggie Van model.

– University at Buffalo

International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity; 1R01CA215232-01A1

New Study Links Obesity to Community Characteristics, Demographics

Obesity is concentrated in “high-risk communities, where residents have limited access to healthy foods, limited open/green space, a lack of quality and accessible health care,” the report states, a so-called “ecology of disadvantage.”

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, Jan-Feb 2018

Embargo expired on 04-Apr-2018 at 00:00 ET

New Study: Pecans Improved Certain Markers Related to Cardiometabolic Health in Overweight and Obese Adults

Eating a handful of pecans every day for four weeks improved certain markers of cardiometabolic disease risk, including insulin sensitivity, among a group of overweight and obese adults with excess abdominal fat, according to a new study.

– American Pecan Council


UCLA Scientists Discover That Cells Contain a Group of Mitochondria Specialized to Build Fats

Mitochondria, known to most people as the “powerhouses of the cell”, have been recognized for decades as the cellular organelle where sugars and fats are oxidized to generate energy. Now, new research by UCLA scientists has found that not all mit...

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Cell Metabolism, April-2018

Could a Cup of Joe a Day Keep the Doctor and Death Away?

So what is it about the link between drinking coffee and living longer? Could it be the 200 plus organic compounds in the coffee bean itself and its proven benefits of reducing inflammation and regulating glucose levels? Or could it be something else...

– Florida Atlantic University

Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics

AED Announces 2018 ICED Awardees

The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) is proud to announce its 2018 International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED) awardees. Each year, AED presents a number of awards, fellowships, grants, scholarships, and confers AED Fellow honors during its...

– Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

Genome Time Machine

A group of Penn researchers hopes to improve the understanding of these present-day ailments by looking at the very engine of evolution: natural selection in humans.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania






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