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2014-09-01 08:21:46

INNSBRUCK, Austria, September 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Austrian BIOCRATES Life Sciences AG, internationally renowned developer and marketer of innovative targeted metabolomics solutions, further expands its range of metabolomics-based kits with the addition of its assay for the determination of endogenous bile acids, allowing a panel of up to 19 analytes to be simultaneously quantitated from a single 10 microL sample of human or mouse plasma. BIOCRATES Life Sciences AG,...

2014-04-22 11:50:42

Bariatric surgery has positive effects not only on weight loss but also on diabetes and heart disease. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy and University of Cincinnati have shown that the health benefits are not caused by a reduction in the stomach size but by increased levels of bile acids in the blood. These findings, reported in Nature, indicate that bile acids could be a new target for treating obesity and diabetes. Previous research from the Sahlgrenska Academy has demonstrated...

2013-02-19 12:24:39

Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, show that cholesterol metabolism is regulated by bacteria in the small intestine. These findings may be important for the development of new drugs for cardiovascular disease. It is well established that cholesterol is the major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Cholesterol — which is mainly synthesized in the body but also obtained from dietary sources — is converted to bile acids in the liver,...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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