Metabolism is the means by which the body derives energy and synthesizes the other molecules it needs from the fats, carbohydrates and proteins we eat as food, by enzymatic reactions helped by minerals and vitamins.
A new study has shed light on the genetic factors that underpin obesity.
Understanding how the brain develops is crucial to formulating treatments and management protocols for a variety of developmental disorders, as well as degenerative neurological diseases. Right from the embryonic stage, brain development is facilitated by the differentiation of neurons (brain cells).
Lychees, prickly on the exterior but sweet inside are loved for their iconic pink shells and pearly, fragrance.
Aggressive and relatively common lymphomas called diffuse large B cell lymphomas (DLBCLs) have a critical metabolic vulnerability that can be exploited to trick these cancers into starving themselves, according to a study from researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell's Ithaca campus.
Hydrogen (abbreviated "H") is the lightest of all elements. It usually consists only of a positively charged proton and a negatively charged electron and is also called protium in this form. But there are also two heavier hydrogen isotopes, deuterium and tritium.
A genetic variation among some Greenlanders makes sugar healthy – significantly more than for most people.
According to recent research, the protein UBR7 acts as a histone chaperone and controls histone re-deposition at certain sites at the time of DNA replication.
The respiratory chain performs a major role in the cell’s energy metabolism. It is localized in mitochondria—the power plants of the cell.
Metabolic reprogramming, accepted as a hallmark of cancer, might indicate a vulnerability to be used by targeted cancer therapy.
In this interview, we speak to Kirstie Speck from Abcam about the importance of innovation within the life sciences and how its role will change over the next 10 years.
According to recent research carried out by researchers from the Weill Cornell Medicine, a gene mutation associated with Alzheimer’s disease changes a signaling pathway in specific immune cells of individuals with the disease.
Similar to how images of cats can be developed utilizing artificial intelligence, novel proteins too can be now made with similar tools.
Over time, the immune system in humans weakens making older adults more prone to infections. This leaves researchers with the puzzling dilemma of retaining health throughout the lifespan.
Scientists recently discovered metabolites in the human microbiome that hinders COVID-19 infection in cell-based models of the virus.
Rosemary and dairy cows could be a winning combination.
Significant changes in lipid metabolism are known to occur in cells associated with non-small-cell lung carcinoma – the most common form of lung cancer.
CN Bio, a leading developer of single and multi-organ microphysiological systems (MPS), otherwise known as organ-on-a-chip (OOC), today announced the commercial launch of its new PhysioMimix™ OOC Multi-Organ MPS.
Breast milk is the first food that babies consume. Various studies have suggested that the "taste experience" in early childhood influences eating behavior in adults. Unlike standardized infant formula, natural milk does not taste and smell the same every day. The differences are largely due to the maternal diet.
Zinc deficiency is prevalent around the world, and among children, these mineral shortfalls can lead to stunting, embryonic malformations and neurobehavioral abnormalities.
The advancements in technology might come up with techniques that measure biological parameters in real-time in living organisms, which can help monitor tissue homeostasis, on the go. A significant component of such homeostasis is tissue oxygen concentration.