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Old Asthma Drug Provides Benefits For Treating Diabetes, Obesity
2013-02-11 07:23:38

A drug that is normally prescribed for asthma patients is breathing new life as a potential treatment option for people who suffer from diabetes and obesity.

2009-09-03 15:22:07

University of Michigan researchers have identified a gene that acts as a master switch to control obesity in mice. When the switch is turned off, even high-fat-diet mice remain thin.

2005-09-13 11:35:00

A new study reveals critical molecular events in the origin of fat cells. The findings are central to understanding chronic diseases, such as obesity and diabetes, as fat cells produce hormones critical for metabolic control, the researchers said.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.