It’s tempting to see the brain and gut as fulfilling different roles, one concerned with higher matters while the other does the dirty work: processing, absorbing and digesting the nutrients that we take in. We challenge this view and show that close interactions between the brain and the gut shape our eating behaviours. A popular […]
Scientists at the University of Cambridge Metabolic Research Laboratories at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, working in collaboration with colleagues at Toho University in Japan have discovered how a secreted protein acts to suppress metabolism by inhibiting a process known as thermogenesis. Most of the fat cells in the body act to store excess energy and release it […]
The FEBS National Lecturers were established to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies. These FEBS National Lecturers are intended as Plenary Lectures. FEBS National Lectures Awards recognize the achievements of distinguished scientists with significant international reputations while at the same time enhancing national scientific meetings of FEBS Constituent Societies by […]
Encouraging people to switch from driving to work to walking, cycling or using public transport could help reduce the level of obesity in the population, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR).