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Pulling the String on Yo-Yo Weight Gain

Mice that lost weight and then gained back more than they lost maintained an obesity-type microbiome that affected biochemicals involved in either burning or adding fat--suggesting interventions.  

March 18, 2017 — Steve Mirsky

Early-Life Microbes Ward Off Asthma

Exposure to specific microbes when an infant is less than a year old seems to have a protective effect against the child's eventual acquisition of asthma. 

March 14, 2017 — Steve Mirsky

Blood Cells Remember Your Mountain Vacation

Red blood cells retain a memory of high-altitude exposure, allowing for faster acclimation next time. But that memory fades within four months. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

February 23, 2017 — Christopher Intagliata

A New Model for Defeating Cancer: CAR T Cells

Some advanced cancers can now be successfully treated by synthetic immune cells that are more powerful and longer-lasting than any found in the body

March 1, 2017 — Avery D. Posey, Carl H. June and Bruce L. Levine

Is Low Fat or Low Carb Better for Weight Loss?

The secret to healthy weight loss may have nothing to do with how many carbs or how much fat you eat. Read on to find the surprising factor that might make all the difference

February 15, 2017 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

Can Spices Help You Lose Weight?

Can adding spices to your diet charge up your metabolism and speed weight loss? Nutrition Diva has the pros and cons of a new diet fad

February 1, 2017 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel