Timing exercise with muscle fuel switching could help you lose weight
Articles / circadiam rhythm / Muscle fuel switch

Timing exercise with muscle fuel switching could help you lose weight

Skeletal muscles change their fuel preference according to a circadian rhythm. Mouse muscles, for instance, use glucose as fuel when the animals are awake and active and switch to fat when they are asleep. Understanding the molecular mechanisms that control the switch from glucose to fat can have significant repercussions in how people manage diabetes, … Continue reading

Autism spectrum disorder: if not vaccines, then what?
Articles / Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism spectrum disorder: if not vaccines, then what?

New information gained from major scientific papers over the last two years has shed light on the causes and progression of autism spectrum disorder.  Estimates from the Global Burden of Disease Study indicate that globally 62.2 million people are currently on the autism spectrum and are affected by autism spectrum disorder.  Such numbers have not … Continue reading

Out of sync, out of health: Social jet-lag linked to liver cancer in mice
Articles / circadiam rhythm / Liver cancer

Out of sync, out of health: Social jet-lag linked to liver cancer in mice

Our bodies are in sync with the planet’s day-and-night cycle thanks to an internal timekeeper, the circadian clock that regulates practically all the functions of the body. Recent studies have uncovered that when the internal clock goes out of sync, disease has a better chance to develop. For instance, persistent disruption of circadian rhythm in … Continue reading

Collaboration matters when looking for answers to undiagnosed diseases
Articles / Human genetics / undiagnosed diseases

Collaboration matters when looking for answers to undiagnosed diseases

It used to be that identifying genes involved in a particular disease was like finding a needle in a haystack. Nowadays, scientists still have to search through haystacks of genetic data, but advances in gene sequencing technologies and in computerized strategies to search genomic data sets with vast amounts of information have made the job … Continue reading

One more reason to focus on prenatal care – stronger muscles for newborn babies
Articles / nutrition / Prenatal

One more reason to focus on prenatal care – stronger muscles for newborn babies

Born too soon, she weighed just over 1 pound at birth and spent the first three months of her life in the neonatal intensive care unit, fighting to live. This tiny baby survived under the care of skilled medical professionals and was sent home with her teenage mother. Today, she’s a high school student enrolled … Continue reading