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Vitamin B3 In Milk Yields Remarkable Health Benefits
2012-06-15 04:47:44

Weill Cornell researchers show tiny vitamin in milk, in high doses, makes mice leaner, faster and stronger A novel form of vitamin B3 found in milk in small quantities produces remarkable health benefits in mice when high doses are administered, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College and the Polytechnic School in Lausanne, Switzerland. The findings, recently reported in the June 2012 issue of the journal, Cell Metabolism, reveal that high...

Milk Ingredient Protects Against Obesity
2012-06-06 05:11:23

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com Milk ads have long proclaimed that milk does the body good. Now, there may be research that backs this idea of milk as having particular attributes to boost a healthy body. Researchers found that a natural ingredient in milk can help protect against obesity, even when mice consume foods that are high in fat. The findings, published in the June issue of Cell Metabolism, believe that the milk ingredient is similar to a new type of vitamin. The discovery of NR...

2011-11-25 06:51:02

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Super strong mice and marathon mice and nematodes were created by reducing the function of a natural inhibitor, suggesting treatments for age-related or genetically caused muscle degeneration are within reach. It turns out that a tiny inhibitor may be responsible for how strong and powerful our muscles can be. This is the surprising conclusion reached by scientists in EPFL's Laboratory of Integrative Systems Physiology (LISP), in collaboration with a group in the...

2011-11-21 10:26:01

Salk scientists and their collaborators find new avenue for treating muscle degeneration in people who can't exercise An international team of scientists has created super-strong, high-endurance mice and worms by suppressing a natural muscle-growth inhibitor, suggesting treatments for age-related or genetics-related muscle degeneration are within reach. The project was a collaboration between researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and two Swiss institutions, Ecole...

2011-11-10 18:39:15

A team of researchers at EPFL, the University of Lausanne and the Salk Institute created super strong, marathon mice and nematodes by reducing the function of a natural inhibitor, suggesting treatments for age-related or genetically caused muscle degeneration are within reach. It turns out that a tiny inhibitor may be responsible for how strong and powerful our muscles can be. This is the surprising conclusion reached by scientists in EPFL's Laboratory of Integrative Systems Physiology...

2011-11-10 18:34:11

Two independent studies in the Nov. 11 issue of the journal Cell, a Cell Press publication, suggest a common way to pump up muscles and prevent diabetes. The key is a molecule required for fine-tuning metabolism by selectively and subtly modifying core metabolic programs. Researchers show that loss of this molecule specifically in muscle produces mice with more fat-burning muscle and greater exercise capacity. "We turned mice into super-marathon mice," said Johan Auwerx of...

2009-01-07 08:59:22

New evidence in mice bolsters the notion that a version of a gene earlier shown to protect lean people against weight gain and insulin resistance can have the opposite effect in those who eat a high-fat diet and are heavier, reveals a report in the January 7th issue of the journal Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press publication.The findings suggest that the 12 percent of people who carry the so-called Ala12 version of the gene that serves as a master controller of fat differentiation will be more...


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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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