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Rehabilitating lactate: from poison to cure

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 15:49

Professor George Brooks has published a paper in in the journal Cell Metabolism which reviews the evolution of our understanding of the role lactate plays in metabolism, from a poison that causes muscle fatigue to an essential fuel that helps cells repair themselves after stress or injury.  

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Did last ice age affect breast feeding in Native Americans?

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 13:54

Dr. Leslea Hlusko, Associate Professor of Integrative Biology, and her lab have interesting new findings. "The critical role that breast feeding plays in infant survival may have led, during the last ice age, to a common genetic mutation in East Asians and Native Americans that also, surprisingly, affects the shape of their teeth." Read more...

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