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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
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.