Beaker Blog January 26, 2017
Does cold weather promote weight loss?
Winter brings cold. Muthu Periasamy, Ph.D. , professor at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) at Lake Nona, studies how muscle burns calori...
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Muthu Periasamy, Ph.D.
Beaker Blog January 9, 2017
Bret Goodpaster to lead part of $170M NIH effort to understand the molecular effects of exercise
Everyone knows that physical activity is good for your health, but we’re far from understanding all the details of how exercise improves the function of the cel...
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couple running
Beaker Blog December 6, 2016
Research could ease the transition to an active lifestyle
If you don’t exercise regularly, your muscles become less able to support physical activity, so you tire out quickly. That makes it extremely difficult for sede...
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family running
Beaker Blog November 15, 2016
Long-term exercise makes fat better at burning calories, but doesn’t turn it brown
Brown fat is good, white fat bad. That’s the impression given by recent metabolism research focused on how to make white fat, which stores energy, more like the...
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woman swimming on her back
Beaker Blog November 8, 2016
How the immune system helps build muscle
Laszlo Nagy, M.D., Ph.D. , professor and director of the Genomic Control of Metabolism Program , recently led research that pinpoints a connection between the i...
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muscle cross section
Beaker Blog October 27, 2016
How cholesterol-lowering drugs ameliorate fatty liver disease
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is quietly becoming an epidemic alongside obesity—up to 20% of people in Western countries have it. Though NAFLD, the m...
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Fatty liver tissue (trichrome stain)