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dieting neurons
2015-04-28 11:55:24

Intuitively, we know that hunger “feels bad,” like our brains are telling us we need to eat. However, scientists have had trouble finding the neurons in the brain that actually cause these negative sensations.

2013-03-26 11:05:54

Neurons that control hunger in the central nervous system also regulate immune cell functions, implicating eating behavior as a defense against infections and autoimmune disease development.

2012-09-18 23:11:20

The absence of a specific type of neuron in the brain can lead to obesity and diabetes in mice report researchers in The EMBO Journal.

Appetite Control With New Brain Receptor
2012-06-08 06:08:39

Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center recently discovered how to help people in their goals for weight loss; a brain receptor that was found to have abilities to help regulate appetite.

2011-03-02 01:59:54

In the face of the growing obesity epidemic, much research has focused on the neuronal control of feeding behavior.

2011-01-04 15:22:17

Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have created a new and exciting mouse model to study how lipid sensing and metabolism in the brain relate to the regulation of energy balance and body weight.

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2010-10-30 12:45:46

Researchers led by Vanderbilt's Roger Cone, Ph.D., have discovered a new member of a gene family that has powerful influences on pigmentation and the regulation of body weight.

2009-07-21 12:39:36

The peptide alpha-MSH works in a region of the brain known as the hypothalamus to suppress appetite. A team of researchers, at Yale University School of Medicine

2009-06-02 14:26:54

Mice lacking the fat hormone leptin or the ability to respond to it become morbidly obese and severely diabetic—not to mention downright sluggish.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.