endocrinology

UCLA Endocrinologist Awarded Prestigious NIH Grant

Considered the power generators of the cell, mitochondria convert oxygen and nutrients into chemical energy for the cell that fuels metabolic activities. Mitochondrial dysfunction has been associated with many diseases, including Alzheimer's, cancer and diabetes, although its exact role in the development of these diseases remains controversial. …

Obesity gene associated with susceptibility to polycystic ovary syndrome

The FTO gene has recently been shown to influence a person's predisposition to obesity, and is now the first gene to be associated convincingly with…

The smart way to keep athletes in top physical condition

A new journal, SMARTT (Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation, Therapy and Technology) has been established to facilitate the rapid transmission of…

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