Tag: "thirst" at biology news
Runners -- Let thirst be your guide
...vented if only people would respect their personal thirst
“meter,” or would undertake a “sweat test” to dete...ated. “We dispute that notion, and contend that thirst
is a good indicator of your body’s need for fluids, and that there is a window of time over which yo...
Holiday gluttony can spell disaster for undiagnosed diabetics
...or for a diabetes test. Symptoms include excessive thirst
or hunger, dramatic weight loss, fatigue, frequent urination or blurry vision. The holidays also are a perfect time to start getting healthy, she said, offering these tips: Set consistent meal times. Avoid fast food. At parties, cut food ...
Eat less, weigh more? Enzyme makes lean mice 'susceptible' to dietary fat
...brain, notably in the region that controls hunger, thirst
and metabolism - the hypothalamus. Proteins similar to CPT1c are known to help break down fat to release energy to feed cells. Mice lacking the CPT1c gene are the same length as their littermates who carry normal copies of the gene but on average w...
Polynesia explorers created worldwide web of scientific knowledge
...ian travelers who came aboard, bringing "their own thirst
for knowledge, power, and prestige," Liebersohn wrote. In truth, their enterprises engaged a cast of thousands, all of whom interacted in the "multifaceted network": patrons, collaborators, philosophers back home, missionaries abroad and travel writ...
Retina adapts to seek the unexpected, ignore the commonplace
...ates in many visual environments. "Apparently our thirst
for novelty begins in the eye itself," says Markus Meister, the Jeff C. Tarr Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology in Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences. "Our eyes report the visual world to the brain, but not very faithfully. Instead, the ...
Beyond lithium for bipolar disorder
...dism, tremors, cognitive impairment, and excessive thirst
and urination and gain weight. However, better treatments for bipolar disorder depend on a better understanding of the still-mysterious mechanism by which lithium damps the highs and lows of the disorder. Now, researchers led by Philip Brandish of M...