Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fat-Neuron Cell Communication

Did you know about the study showing fat cells and nerve cells talk to each other? A study by Johns Hopkins University scientists: Growing fat cells and nerve cells in the same dish has produced what is believed to be the first demonstration of two-way communication between the cell types. The study, using rat and mouse cells, provides the first clear evidence that signals from fat cells can directly influence neurons outside of the brain. Researchers believe this has implications for understanding the storage and burning of fat, obesity, and related disorders such as diabetes.

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