Researchers uncover how your brain puts the brakes on sugar cravings

A few years ago, scientists discovered the liver releases a hormone to suppress consumption of sweet-tasting food once a person has consumed high volumes of sugar. New research, led by the University of Iowa, has now homed in on exactly how this mechan… Continue reading Researchers uncover how your brain puts the brakes on sugar cravings

Sugar breaks down neural circuits that may cause us to overeat

It is well known that consuming food and drink high in sugar is not great for us, but scientists are continuing to unravel the intricacies of how the sweet stuff drives negative health outcomes. The latest finding comes from researchers at the Universi… Continue reading Sugar breaks down neural circuits that may cause us to overeat

Low-cal sweeteners combined with carbs may cause metabolic dysfunction

A small but compelling new study out of Yale University is suggesting low-calorie sweeteners can disrupt metabolic processes, but only when consumed with carbohydrates. The research presents a conclusion that aims to reconcile previously conflicting st… Continue reading Low-cal sweeteners combined with carbs may cause metabolic dysfunction

Does a new study suggest fruit juice increases cancer risk? Not exactly…

A new large-scale study has yet again rekindled debate around the association between cancer risk and consumption of sugary drinks. The research suggests unsweetened fruit juices also contain enough sugars to confer a similar increase in canc… Continue reading Does a new study suggest fruit juice increases cancer risk? Not exactly…

Altering liver's fat metabolism could help prevent diabetes without dietary changes

Altering the fat metabolism in the liver could reduce the chances of diabetes even while still ...

No matter what the latest fad diet tells us to do, we already know the general gist of how to stay healthy – eating too much sugar and fat leads to weight gain and metabolic diseases. But what if you could stay healthier without changing your diet? In mouse tests conducted at Max Planck, researchers have now found a way to alter the fat metabolism in the liver, reducing the chances of diabetes without changing a high-fat diet.

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Sugar As A Bed Adhesive For 3D Printing

3D printers, like most CNC machines, reward careful thought and trial and error. It’s important to use the correct machine settings and to prepare the build environment properly in order to get good results. Fused Filament Fabrication printers rely on melting plastic just so in the production of parts, and have their own set of variables to play with. [Mysimplefix] has been exploring various solutions to bed adhesion and found something that seems to work perfectly, right in the pantry.

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The End of the Candy Rainbow

About a decade ago [Windell Oskay] and [Lenore Edman] spun out of Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories to work on CandyFab, an inexpensive 3D printer using sugar as its medium. Wondering what happened to CandyFab? It’s been nearly that long since we last wrote about their work and Maker technology has moved on. 3D printers run the gamut from very inexpensive to production ready. The CandyFab project and nascent company is now shuttered, but there is a epilogue with some interesting lessons.

First of all, the saga of the CandyFab series of printers (above on the same page) is worth a …read more

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