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2012-03-25 23:00:12

A new study carried out at the Georgetown University Medical Center and published in Nature Medicine on March 18th, 2012 showed that a single gene´s effect on the brain can result in non-stop eating. The findings of the study can lead to ways of turning on brain sensitivity to hormones that suppress appetite, according to the authors. As Dr. Xu said, the better approach might be to find a drug that can stimulate Bdnf (brain-derived neurotrophic factor) expression in the hypothalamus. A...

2009-06-26 11:53:00

SEATTLE, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center board of trustees today announced that its president and director, Lee Hartwell, Ph.D., plans to retire in June 2010. Hartwell, a recipient of the 2001 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, has been president and director of the Hutchinson Center since 1997. "It's time," Hartwell said. "I have been president and director of the Center for 12 years. It's time for new leadership." Hartwell, who will turn 70 in...

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2008-12-05 12:58:36

Star Stories, the British TV program that dramatizes the lives of celebrities for comic effect, has filmed an episode recreating Princess Diana's death. Previous installments of the Channel 4 show have included re-enactments of the love affairs and breakups of famous people like Madonna and Jennifer Aniston. The Daily Telegraph said an upcoming episode about pop star Elton John, who was a longtime friend to the princess, will see actors recreating the final tragic moments of the lives of...

2006-02-22 07:50:43

PARIS (Reuters) - A French court has ordered three photographers to pay one euro in damages for breaching privacy laws when taking pictures of Princess Diana on the night of her fatal crash, according to a ruling made available on Wednesday. The single euro divided between the trio will be paid to Mohamed al Fayed, the Egyptian-born millionaire and father of Dodi al Fayed, Diana's companion who also died in the crash. Diana, Dodi and chauffeur Henri Paul were killed on August 31,...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.