How Copper Changed Our Language (w/ Materials Scientist Ainissa Ramirez)
Award-winning scientist and science communicator Ainissa Ramirez explains how copper changed our language. Then, learn about the surprising health benefits of brown fat.
Additional resources from Ainissa Ramirez:
- Pick up “The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another” on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2MyB4l8
- Ainissa’s website: https://www.ainissaramirez.com/
- Ainissa Ramirez on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ainissaramirez
Largest study of brown fat ever shows just how healthy it is by Grant Currin
- Study of 50,000 people finds brown fat may protect against numerous chronic diseases. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-01/ru-so5010421.php
- Becher, T., Palanisamy, S., Kramer, D. J., Eljalby, M., Marx, S. J., Wibmer, A. G., Butler, S. D., Jiang, C. S., Vaughan, R., Schöder, H., Mark, A., & Cohen, P. (2021). Brown adipose tissue is associated with cardiometabolic health. Nature Medicine, 27(1), 58–65. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-020-1126-7
- Peres Valgas da Silva, C., Hernández-Saavedra, D., White, J., & Stanford, K. (2019). Cold and Exercise: Therapeutic Tools to Activate Brown Adipose Tissue and Combat Obesity. Biology, 8(1), 9. https://doi.org/10.3390/biology8010009
- Cool Temperature Alters Human Fat and Metabolism. (2015, May 14). National Institutes of Health (NIH). https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/cool-temperature-alters-human-fat-metabolism
- Velickovic, K., Wayne, D., Leija, H. A. L., Bloor, I., Morris, D. E., Law, J., Budge, H., Sacks, H., Symonds, M. E., & Sottile, V. (2019). Caffeine exposure induces browning features in adipose tissue in vitro and in vivo. Scientific Reports, 9(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-45540-1
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