In obese mice, the liver increases production of an enzyme, DPP4, that promotes diabetes by increasing inflammation in abdominal fat.
Protective traits that once ensured our species’ survival — hunger, thirst, fear, and blood clotting — are now leading causes of illness and death in industrial societies.
For some types of autism, gastrointestinal problems may originate from the same genetic changes that lead to the behavioral and social characteristics of the condition.
Older adults who used a hearing aid performed significantly better on cognitive tests than those who did not use a hearing aid, despite having poorer hearing.
Columbia University researchers discover a new neurodevelopmental syndrome and the genetic mutation that causes it.
Heavy cannabis use may alter the brain's dopamine system, revealing patterns of addiction commonly seen in other types of illicit drug use.