3D microscopy clarifies understanding of body’s immune response to obesity

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Researchers who focus on fat know that some adipose tissue is more prone to inflammation-related comorbidities than others, but the reasons why are not well understood. Thanks to a new analytical technique, scientists are getting a clearer view of the microenvironments found within adipose tissue associated with obesity. This advance may illuminate why some adipose tissues are more prone to inflammation – leading to diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular […]

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The paper “3D microscopy and deep learning reveal the heterogeneity of crown-like structure microenvironments in intact adipose tissue” is available from online and from the U. of I. News Bureau. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abe2480