Gut Bugs Advance Alzheimer's Disease

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Study, published in Nature Scientific Reports, describes how reducing gut bacteria prevented the advancement of neurodegeneration in a mouse model of Alzheimer's Disease.

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A Single High-Fat Meal Can Damage Your Metabolism

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Acute dietary fat intake initiates alterations in energy metabolism and insulin resistance.

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What Tears Can Tell Us About Our Nutritional Health

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Adrienne R. Minerick, Associate Dean for Research & Innovation, College of Engineering, Michigan Technological University, tells us about the potential that tears can offer as an indicator of nutritional health.

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High Purity Plasma Extraction

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To learn about some of the challenges of extracting plasma from blood, and how a recently developed microfluidic device could help overcome some of these, we spoke to Dr. Weihua Li.

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Two New Types Of Brain Cells Underlie Obesity

Two New Types Of Brain Cells Underlie Obesity

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A molecular census of the Arcuate and Median Eminence of the Hypothalamus has uncovered 50 new types of neurons. Two of these new types of neurons express genes known to be implicated in obesity.

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Dynamin1 Found to be in Aggressive Cancer Cells
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The two studies find that dynamin1 (Dyn1), a protein once thought to be present only in nerve cells of the brain and spinal cord, is also found in aggressive cancer cells.

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Excess Lipoproteins May Cause Chronic Kidney Stones in Children.
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Excess lipoproteins and fatty acids may be associated with the development of painful and often chronic kidney stones in children.

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Microbiomes Influence Metabolic Disease
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The microbiome has been shown to work in tandem with the genes of a host organism to regulate insulin secretion.

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