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Deletion Of A Gene Eliminates Obesity In Mice
2013-03-06 08:39:45

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A research team from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and The Obesity and Metabolism Laboratory at Tufts University has discovered that deleting a specific gene in mice prevents them from becoming obese, even if they are fed a high fat diet. The team believes this finding has the potential to be replicated in humans. "When fed a diet that induces obesity these mice don't get fat," said James McManaman, Ph.D.,...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.