Results about: brain

Researchers at IRB Barcelona discover that the liver and brain communicate in order to regulate appetite

Mice eat less when their hepatic glucose stores are high.

“We have to find treatments to increase hepatic glucose because of its positive effect in diabetes and obesity,” says Joan Guinovart, head of the study published in Diabetes.

Researchers reveal the dual role of brain glycogen

Two articles produced by Joan Guinovart’s lab answer key questions regarding the activity of glycogen in neurons.

An excess of glycogen causes neuronal death while a lack of this polysaccharide endangers these cells under oxygen shortage to the brain.