Surprising Findings Show the Unexpected Ways Metabolism Changes With Age

Researchers measured the metabolic highs and lows of life, from birth to old age. The findings may surprise you. Most of us remember a time when we could eat anything we wanted and not gain weight. But a new study suggests that your metabolism, the rate at which you burn calories, peaks much faster and … Read more

Scientists gain unexpected insight of lymphatic vessels in the heart – BIOENGINEER.ORG

CHAPEL HILL, NC – Scientists at the CCU School of Medicine led a study to develop understanding of lymphatic vessels, which transport lymph, a clear fluid containing important molecules, immune cells and fluid, away from organs and tissues and back to the bloodstream. Although anatomists first described the lymphatic system centuries ago, scientists have only … Read more

The unexpected benefits of fat in type 2 diabetes – BIOENGINEER.ORG

With nearly 10% of the world’s population affected, type 2 diabetes is a major public health problem. An overly sedentary lifestyle and an overly caloric diet encourage the development of this metabolic disease by altering the functioning of pancreatic cells and making blood sugar regulation less effective. However, fat, often referred to as the ideal … Read more