Fat cells work different ‘shifts’ throughout the day

Fat cells in the human body have their own internal clocks and exhibit circadian rhythms affecting critical metabolic functions, new research in the journal Scientific Reports, finds. Researchers led by Dr Jonathan Johnston from the University of Surrey conducted the first ever analysis of circadian rhythms in human fat taken from people isolated from daily…


How a certain bacterium communicates and makes us sick

BINGHAMTON, NY — Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have uncovered the unique way in which a type of Gram-negative bacterium delivers the toxins that make us sick. Understanding this mechanism may help design better ways to block and eventually control those toxins. Assistant Professor Xin Yong and graduate student Ao Li…


Estrogen made by neurons important to making memories

IMAGE: This is Dr. Darrell Brann and graduate student Yujiao Lu view more  Credit: Phil Jones, Senior Photographer, Augusta University AUGUSTA, Ga. (Feb. 25, 2019) — Estrogen in the brain is important to keep neurons communicating and memories being made, scientists report. Neurons in both males and females make estrogen and the scientists have shown that…


Oscars Live Updates: Lady Gaga and Spike Lee Win Academy Awards

Image Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper performing “Shallow” at the Oscars.CreditNoel West for The New York Times The latest awards “Shallow,” the duet between Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper that serves as the centerpiece of “A Star Is Born,” won best song. The film has come up short during the awards season, but “Shallow” has…


Spike Lee’s Tribute to Prince at the Oscars

The day that Prince died in April 2016, Spike Lee threw a celebration of his friend’s life. On a brick townhouse-lined street in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, hundreds of people gathered in the street, as Mr. Lee blasted song after song from the steps of his building. He played deep cuts and greatest hits, as neighbors…


Lady Gaga’s Long Road to That Giant Diamond Necklace

When was it decided that to be taken seriously as an actress you need to dress in serious couture? I’m asking because I never got the memo, but clearly, Lady Gaga and her styling team did. Image Lady GagaCreditMonica Almeida for The New York Times Plus, rumor has it that her Tiffany deal is the…


Best Dressed at the 2019 Oscars

Gemma Chan in Maison Valentino

The Crazy Rich Asians star has been killing it this awards season, trying new silhouettes and pushing boundaries at every turn. She caps off her run in Maison Valentino, solidifying her position as a red carpet style star.

The Best Looks From the 2019 Oscars After Parties

Hollywood’s biggest names dressed up in their finest threads to celebrate the best movies and television shows at the 91st Annual Academy Awards, but everyone knows the real celebration happens at the exclusive afterparties. From toasting the night’s winners at Vanity Fair’s annual Oscars Party to Elton John’s buzzy soiree, see what the stars wore…


Pink: It’s Not Just for Millennials on the Oscars Red Carpet

Pink, a color famously associated with a generation of people who are no longer young, is having a star turn at the Academy Awards tonight! What follows are pictures of people (actors) wearing pink along with some commentary from people (writers) on Twitter about the #trend. Recent multi-Grammy winner Kacey Musgraves is wearing a Giambattista…