Study finds different types of human white fat cells

Discovering that white fat cells are not all the same may help researchers better understand the role of fat cells in disease. Share on PinterestResearchers have identified different subtypes of white fat cells, with key roles in disease. The risks associated with white adipose tissue, or white body fat, depend to some extent on where […]

Study identifies gene that helps regulate cholesterol levels

Researchers combined mouse and human data to identify the gene, which may reduce cholesterol production in the liver in response to a high cholesterol diet. Share on PinterestScientists have found a gene that may explain the inherited risk of high cholesterol levels....

First bowel imaging study implicates blood clots

People with COVID-19 often experience gastrointestinal symptoms. An analysis of abdominal scans suggests that blood clots in small arteries may starve bowel tissue of oxygen in the most severely ill patients. Share on PinterestA recent study uses CT scans to...

Study suggests a protein may predict severe COVID-19

High levels of the protein suPAR in the blood of a person with COVID-19 may be a predictor of a more severe disease course. Share on PinterestThe presence of the protein suPAR in a person’s blood may help researchers pinpoint who is at higher risk of severe COVID-19....

New study pinpoints loss of smell and taste as COVID-19 symptoms

A new study looking at the data of people who tested positive for COVID-19 backs up recent claims that the loss of the senses of smell and taste can be a symptom of the disease. Share on PinterestNew research from the UC San Diego Health provides evidence that the...