Research finds link between Vitamin D and Aging and Longevity

Research at the Buck Institute shows that vitamin D works through genes known to influence longevity and impacts processes associated with many human age-related diseases. The study, published in Cell Reports, may explain why vitamin D deficiency has been linked to breast, colon and prostate cancer, as well as obesity, heart disease and depression. "Vitamin … Continue reading Research finds link between Vitamin D and Aging and Longevity

Research finds role of Rap1 gene in obesity and glucose metabolism

Credit: M. Fukuda/Cell ReportsScientists at Baylor College of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health and Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have discovered a new mechanism in the mouse brain that regulates obesity. The study, which appears in Cell Reports today, shows that this new mechanism can potentially be targeted to treat obesity. Fukuda and colleagues studied … Continue reading Research finds role of Rap1 gene in obesity and glucose metabolism

Scientists find how cancer cells metabolizes glucose, providing new therapeutic target

Cancer cells have their own unique way of reproducing, involving a shrewd metabolic reprograming that has been observed in virtually all types of cancer but not in normal cells. Now, University of Rochester Medical Center scientists have pinpointed one key source of the problem, which could lead to new treatment opportunities.In an article published by … Continue reading Scientists find how cancer cells metabolizes glucose, providing new therapeutic target