The body uses extra calories to stay warm in cold conditions, creating heath through thermogenesis. However, it's only recently that scientists have discovered one of the mechanisms the body uses for this--brown fat. Now they're learning how to harness brown fat for weight loss. Experts discuss.
Our own Reed Pence and Sean Waldron have been nominated for a Peter Lisagor Award in Broadcast Radio: Best Feature Reporting. Presented by the Chicago Headline Club, the award honors the best work done by Chicago-area journalists in 2014. The nomination is for our story "Alzheimer's From Inside" in which journalist Greg O'Brien provides a detailed look at his own journey through early-onset Alzheimers.