Researchers at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have developed a new technology that turns a smartphone into a DNA-scanning fluorescent microscope. Lead researcher Aydogan Ozcan, Howard Hughes Medical Institute chancellor professor at UCLA, sat down with Bioscience Technology to talk about this advancement and its implications for resource-poor labs, and for personalized medicine.
Optimal size and shape allow implantable devices to last longer in the body.
It has been hailed as the equivalent of Google Maps for the human body by The New York Times...
Diabetes and Alzheimer’s could have a cause-and-effect connection, according to a study...
The first natural birth to a mother with diabetes who has been fitted with an artificial pancreas took place this week.
Findings reveal severe diabetes worsens Parkinson's symptoms.
The team of investigators will present their findings this week at the annual American Academy of Neurology meeting.
This company is offering a peculiar treatment.
Leaky calcium channels in pancreatic beta cells can lead to high blood sugar.
For the first time, a research team, led by a UC San Francisco biologist, has isolated energy-burning “beige” fat from adult humans, which is known to be able to convert unhealthy white fat into healthy brown fat. The scientists also found new genetic markers of this beige fat.
Brown fat tissue, the body’s “good fat,” communicates with the brain through sensory nerves, possibly sharing information that is important for fighting human obesity, such as how much fat we have and how much fat we’ve lost.
Kansas farmers are paying for genetic research to figure out exactly why some people struggle to digest wheat.
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have successfully tested a potent synthetic compound that prevents type 1 diabetes in animal models of the disease.
Thyroid hormones have important and diverse roles in human health and regulate metabolic rate. Thyroid disease is common (affecting 5-10 per cent of the population) and synthetic thyroid hormones are one of the commonest drug therapies prescribed worldwide.
Prenatal exposure to low doses of the environmental contaminants polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, change the developing brain in an area involved in metabolism, and some effects are apparent even two generations later, a new study finds.
Cells provide individualized model for studying obesity and testing treatments.
Research suggests anti-aging benefits of calorie restriction without the restriction.
Inflammation - the body's response to damaging stimuli - may have a protective effect against cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in the journal Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology.
Unexpected findings have implications for anti-obesity therapies.
For years, parents of babies who seem likely to develop a peanut allergy have gone to extremes to keep them away from peanut-based foods.
A massive worldwide analysis of genetic data from almost 340,000 people around the world has brought understanding of the genetic basis of obesity a step closer.
A MIT researcher wants to bring advances in drug delivery and biomaterials to the clinic.
Cells lining the intestinal tract form a critical barrier, protecting our bodies from the billions of bacteria living in the gut.
Stating that sleep is an essential biological process seems as obvious as saying that the sun rises every morning. Yet, researchers' understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying the effects of sleep loss is still in its earliest stages.
Researchers have revealed how damage from obesity is passed from a mother to her children, and also how that damage can be reversed.
Have you ever wondered why it’s so tough to put down that last slice of bacon? Part of the answer is that humans are evolutionarily programmed to crave fatty foods, which offer the biggest bang for the buck, nutritionally speaking, with more than twice the calorie density of protein- or starch-rich food.
President Obama held a press conference revealing new details surrounding the Precision Medicine initiative he announced during the State of The Union.
This is the first official look at the life sciences division of Google X.
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