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2012-02-17 08:00:00

Bel Marra Health, ffering high-quality vitamins and nutritional supplements, is lending its support to a weight loss clinical study of African Mango (Irvingia gabonensis) that shows significant

2012-02-08 06:39:18

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, about out of 3 U.S. adults are obese and that number continues to grow. Now some experts are looking at brains instead of bellies to find out why.

2012-02-07 23:06:20

An editorial authored by University of Cincinnati (UC) diabetes researchers to be published in the Feb. 7, 2012, issue of the journal Cell Metabolism sheds light on the biological factors contributing to rising rates of obesity and discusses strategies to reduce body weight.

Does This Image Make You Hungry?
2012-01-19 13:54:45

Max Planck researchers have proven something scientifically for the first time that laypeople have always known: the mere sight of delicious food stimulates the appetite.

2012-01-13 12:10:11

New research published online in the FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org) suggests that the types and levels of bacteria in the intestines may be used to predict a person's likelihood of having a heart attack, and that manipulating these organisms may help reduce heart attack risk.

2011-12-06 23:15:40

Is obesity a ciliopathy, a disorder such as polycystic kidney disease (PKD), which is triggered by a defect in the microscopic hair-like cilia that protrude from virtually every cell of humans and other vertebrates?

2011-11-28 10:38:16

Neuron transplants have repaired brain circuitry and substantially normalized function in mice with a brain disorder, an advance indicating that key areas of the mammalian brain are more reparable than was widely believed.

2011-11-28 10:15:31

A new study has revealed that immature neurons taken from healthy mouse embryos can repair damaged brain circuitry and partially normalize metabolism when transplanted into adult mice that have grown morbidly obese due to a genetic deficiency.

2011-11-18 07:10:41

Metabolic syndrome biomarkers predict subsequent decline in lung function after particulate exposure.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.