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Reading Science with Andy Helck


Please come join our growing group of science lovers at Wilkinson Public Library this coming Thursday at 6pm. This week's reading from Nature is about human physiology, specifically a newly discovered hormone named 'Irisin' which helps us burn fat when we exercise. A big deal in adipose tissue research these days involves white fat vs. brown fat, and we will be discussing lots of background for the paper. Here is a quote from Science in regards to the paper: "The effects of exercise are systemic and seemingly cannot be explained solely by the expenditure of calories in muscle. A recent study by Bostrom, et al describes a mechanism that may elucidate how total body energy expenditure is increased by exercising muscle" -- Daniel P. Kelly