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Is Your Brain Making You Fat
Science & Tech  (tags: Is, your, brain, making, you, fat )

- 2761 days ago -
We're getting fatter, but it's not all our fault, says physiologist Professor Michael Cowley.Spend enough time in public places or even watching television and it's clear that people are becoming more overweight. Indeed rates of obesity are rising in bot
Having Lights On at Night May Be Making You Fatter
Science & Tech  (tags: Lights, Night, Fat, science )

- 3145 days ago -
Having electric light available at all times during the night is one of those luxuries we have taken for granted in our modern age -- but the results of a new study suggest that a well-lit house at night might actually be making you fatter.
Fat Serves as Cells' Built-in PH Sensor
Science & Tech  (tags: fat, pH sensor, cells, cell membranes, phospholipid, yeast )

- 3191 days ago -
A specific type of fat present in cell membranes also serves as a cellular pH sensor, a team of University of British Columbia researchers has discovered. pH is a measure of acidity or basicity. Cells need to maintain pH in order to perform their
Scientists Find Gene That Converts Carbs to Fat
Science & Tech  (tags: humans, gene, SCD-1, carbohydrates, fat, conversion, liver, science )

- 4186 days ago -
Switching off one key gene in the liver can virtually halt the conversion of carbohydrates into body fat. While the SCD-1 gene exists in every cell in the body, its specific actions in the liver are essential for the production of body fat from high carb.
"Vibrating Mice" Develop Less Fat, Study Shows
Science & Tech  (tags: mice, development, fat, research, science, stem cells, vibration )

- 4231 days ago -
Laboratory mice that spent 15 minutes a day on a vibrating platform developed 28 percent less fat than control mice during a recent experiment. These mice experienced very subtle, almost undetectable, tremors.

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