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Gene For Overeating and Slow Metabolism
2013-10-25 09:36:10

[ Watch the Video: KSR2 Mutations are Associated With Obesity ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Cambridge say they’ve discovered a possible genetic origin for obesity which could slow the metabolism and drive a person to eat fatty foods. Though they say this genetic condition affects less than one in one hundred people, they were able to observe similar conditions in mice with the same genetic switches flipped. Those who are...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'