Latest Juleen Zierath Stories

2012-03-08 06:14:08

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — If you think you can´t change your DNA, think again. Researchers have discovered when healthy but inactive men and women exercise for a matter of minutes, it produces a rather immediate change to their DNA. Perhaps even more tantalizing, the study by Swedish researchers suggests the caffeine in your morning coffee might also influence muscle in essentially the same way. "Our muscles are really plastic," Juleen Zierath of the Karolinska Institutet in...

DNA Altered By Strenuous Exercise And A Strong Cup Of Coffee
2012-03-07 07:07:46

Bad news for those who use their genetic makeup as an excuse not to hit the gym: Researchers have found that our DNA can be altered with just a few minutes of strenuous exercise. Writing in the March issue of Cell Press publication Cell Metabolism, researchers have posted results of a study which prove that strenuous exercise, even as brief as a minute, can immediately change our DNA. By studying healthy yet inactive men and women, these researchers found that we are more in control of...

2011-02-18 15:37:37

One of the goals of the European Research Council, ERC, is to bring the world's leading researchers to work in Europe. American Juleen Zierath is one of those who have received funds from the ERC. She found the best environment for her research at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. It's more usual that scientists leave Europe to work in the US. But Juleen Zierath, Professor of Clinical Integrative Physiology at Karolinska Institutet, has travelled in the opposite direction. An American who was...

2009-09-07 08:25:32

A recent Swedish study may shed new light on the old adage, "You are what you eat." Researchers found that DNA isolated from the muscles of people with diabetes bears chemical marks not found in those who respond normally to rising blood sugar levels. The marks in question are found on a specific gene that controls the amount of fuel, in the form of glucose or lipids that cells burn. Those marks also show up in the skeletal muscle of people with prediabetes as well, suggesting that the DNA...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'