Emily Kagey

Emily Kagey is a science writer for the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute, where she develops feature articles, press releases, newsletters and other written content to promote the variety of research conducted within the LSI. Prior to joining the LSI, she worked in nonprofit communications and academic publishing for more than 10 years.
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Researchers identify a hormone from fat cells that reprogram the liver microenvironment and restrain tumor growth in mice
Molecular changes in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease could serve as potential therapeutic targets to halt the cells’ progression to liver cancer.
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Obesity in mice lowered by increasing effects of key weight-regulating hormone
Technique can make the body more sensitive to leptin
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New study clarifies how one protein helps maintain a healthy cellular supply chain
The findings reveal more about the process essential for maintaining cellular health and function.
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Protein in the brain uses energy status to influence maturation, body size
A study in mice identifies link between reproductive status and metabolism.
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Finding Curative Potential Within a Gene Mutation
Training one gene to “pinch hit” for its twin could be a possible treatment for a type of congenital anemia, new research finds.
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Brain Protein That Helps Regulate Body Fat May Guide Anti-Obesity Drugs
A new study in mice finds that absence of a regulatory brain protein could hold the key to stimulating healthy weight loss.
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Form Reveals Function in New Study of HIV-Fighting Protein
How a visualization — and a new understanding — of a class of “defender proteins” may help scientists fight HIV infection.