New research reveals how genetic and environmental factors influence an organ that has not traditionally taken much of the blame for diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Researchers have identified a molecule that tells your brain when it's time to say no to a second piece of pie and push back from the Thanksgiving table.
HHMI researchers have found that insulin resistance in skeletal muscle leads to alterations in energy storage that set the stage for the metabolic syndrome.
Changes in an enzyme known to be vital to the body's energy levels may lead to a decreasing ability to stave off diabetes as we get older.
Insulin resistance is now seen as the best predictor that type 2 diabetes will develop.
Researchers find that a well-known cell-death protein may masquerade as an integral part of the machinery that converts glucose to energy.
HHMI researchers show that insulin resistance—a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes—is linked to decline or failure of mitochondria.
Recent research may help clarify whether type 2 diabetes is caused by errant genes or faulty biology.