Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism—the way the body uses digested food for growth and energy. Most of the food people eat is broken down into glucose, the form of sugar in the blood. Glucose is the main source of fuel for the body.
A Cleveland Clinic-led research team found that statistically overweight children who followed a healthy eating pattern significantly improved weight and reduced a variety of cardiovascular disease risks.
Recent research revealed the chemical steps in a vital cellular modification mechanism that inserts a chemical tag to certain RNAs. Interference of this process in humans can result in cancers, diabetes, and neuronal diseases.
Ginseng, a widely popular superfood, has long been used in traditional medicine. The health benefits of ginseng are largely attributed to compounds called ginsenosides, which are present in the roots, stems, and leaves of the plant. Ginsenosides are known to prevent inflammation, diabetes, and cancer, and can also help control blood cholesterol levels and reduce aging.
Researchers have presented a method for profiling tissue-specific secretory proteins in live mice. This method is expected to be applicable to various tissues or disease models for investigating biomarkers or therapeutic targets involved in disease progression.
Scientists recently demonstrated a process by which specific cell types in human organs can be investigated with micrometer precision.
A synthetic molecular code exhibits the potential of enhancing the response of certain cancer patients to immunotherapy treatments.
Jumpcode Genomics, a genome technology platform company focused on improving the understanding of human biology, announced today a collaboration with the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, to aid investigations into the genomic epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Asian men and women living in Japan who ate peanuts (on average 4-5 peanuts/day) had a lower risk of having an ischemic stroke or a cardiovascular disease event compared to those who did not eat peanuts, according to new research published today in Stroke, a journal of the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association.
Scientists went through the records of more than 8,000 schizophrenia patients and identified a tool used for assessing an individual’s genetic risk for a disease.
When rats are fed a high fat diet, this disturbs the body clock in their brain that normally controls satiety, leading to over-eating and obesity. That's according to new research published in The Journal of Physiology.
According to new research, an avocado a day can redistribute belly fat in women toward a healthier profile.
With a goal of developing rheumatoid arthritis therapies with minimal side effects, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have genetically engineered cells that, when implanted in mice, will deliver a biologic drug in response to inflammation.
In recent years, scientists have developed monoclonal antibodies -; proteins that mimic the body's own immune defenses -; that can combat a variety of diseases, including some cancers and autoimmune disorders such as Crohn's disease.
Imagine working on your computer and typing the same long password you have used for years to access your email.
A stress signal received by the heart from fat could help protect against cardiac damage induced by obesity, a new study led by UT Southwestern researchers suggests.
People likely have apps on their cellphone. A new study at Rice University provides the viability of apps for actual cells.
Time-restricted eating (TRE) is a dietary regimen in which eating is restricted to particular hours. It has received great attention in weight-loss circles.
Recently scientists pinpointed 182 genes likely responsible for kidney function—most of which can be targeted with existing drugs.
The calories that children and adolescents consumed from ultraprocessed foods jumped from 61% to 67% of total caloric intake from 1999 to 2018, according to a new study from researchers at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy at Tufts University.
Research suggests that 'rare' sugars from common foods like honey, maple syrup and fruit show potential as alternative sweeteners to help manage weight and diabetes.