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.
Researchers have discovered a gene that enhances muscular strength when activated by physical activity, opening the door to the creation of healing therapies that mimic some of the advantages of exercise.
Researchers from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities have, for the first time, created a novel tool to predict and customize the rate of a particular kind of DNA editing known as “site-specific recombination.”
Can the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine reactivate previously suppressed antibody responses and pave the way for a unified coronavirus vaccine?
Researchers have developed a novel technique to analyze the composition and quantity of “transfer RNAs, which are tiny, chemically modified RNAs involved in protein synthesis.
Research studying the autoimmune response, in which the immune system kills the insulin-producing pancreatic islet beta cells, is a common topic of type 1 diabetes research.
A multidisciplinary group of researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have advanced investigations into the genetic causes of NAFLD in children.
Some perceive rice as a "bad" source of carbohydrates. That's because most varieties of rice have a high glycemic index.
Researchers have developed a unique 3D printed system for harvesting stem cells from bioreactors, offering the potential for high quality, wide-scale production of stem cells in Australia at a lower cost.
Like wine, beer can have health benefits when consumed in moderation. Non-alcoholic beers have become wildly popular recently, but are these drinks also healthful?
Understanding how plants process light is key to improving crop yields. Light helps plants know when to grow and flower at the right time.
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden show how a molecule that they have identified stimulates the formation of new insulin-producing cells in zebrafish and mammalian tissue, through a newly described mechanism for regulating protein synthesis.
A new study performed has offered better knowledge about how genetic factors tend to impact the immune response of the body in type 1 diabetes.
Researchers have completed the sequencing and characterization of the oat genome.
A human rights activist and a team of anthropologists and human biologists are scrutinizing how Indigenous peoples are involved in microbiome research.
Polygenic risk scores (PRS) are promising tools for forecasting disease risk, but current versions have bias built-in, which can reduce their accuracy in some populations and lead to health disparities.
According to a recent study of information from the Veterans Affairs Million Veteran Program, there are genetic correlations between COVID-19 severity and specific medical disorders that are established risk factors for severe COVID-19.
Type 2 diabetes is connected to both genetic risk factors and diet quality; a healthy diet is related to decreasing diabetes risk at all levels of genetic risk.
All animals require proteins, carbohydrates, and fats to survive. However, dietary differences between species, populations, and individuals can be significant.
The virus that causes COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, can directly infect a specialized type of kidney cell.
For World Creativity and Innovation Day, we asked leading experts within the life sciences industry 'What does creativity and innovation look like to you within science?'.