If You Must, Eat Sugar Only When Active

Metabolic syndrome could be avoided by consuming sugar only during active parts of the day, say researchers in Japan.

Why Sugar Starvation Kills Some Cancer Cells

Starving cancer cells of sugar under conditions of elevated calcium can result in cancer cell death, scientists say.

Health Risks Loom As Fast Food Sales Increase In Asia

The huge growth in sales of fast food and drinks has major health implications for people in Asia, researchers say.

Turning Sugarcane Waste into Light

Indian researchers have developed a method to transform bagasse, or sugarcane waste, into highly fluorescent carbon quantum dots.

Dysentery Bacteria Use Sugars To Stick Around

Shigella flexneri bacteria, which cause millions of episodes of dysentery each year, use their cell surface sugars to bind to human cells.