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UT Southwestern scientists discover new clues to how weight loss is regulated

The fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) hormone has been a key target for developing weight-loss drugs because the protein increases energy expenditure,…

Atomic map reveals clues to how cholesterol is made

Manufactured by the cells themselves, it serves to stiffen the cell's membrane, helping to shape the cell and protect it. By mapping the structure of a key…

ORNL scientists uncover clues to role of magnetism in iron-based superconductors

The study published in Advanced Materials provides experimental evidence that local magnetic fluctuations can influence the performance of iron-based…

Watching the Developing Brain, Scientists Glean Clues on Neurological Disorder

A new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine reveals how some nerve cells, called interneurons, navigate during the…

Can Dynamic Mapping Reveal Clues about Flu Seasonality?

In a paper titled “Deviations in Influenza Seasonality: Odd Coincidence or Obscure Consequence,” Elena Naumova, Ph.D., professor of civil and environmental…

Rare Space Experiment Gives Clues About the Fundamental Structure of the Universe

The experiment was performed by a team that includes astrophysicists at Penn State University, who used NASA's Fermi Gamma Ray Space Telescope to study…

New gene may offer clues to infertility in both cows and women

A team of researchers from Michigan State University led by George Smith, associate professor of animal science, has discovered that the new egg-specific gene,…