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2008-08-28 06:00:56

By Nanci Hellmich Some obese children and adults who eat excessively may be missing a gene for a brain chemical involved in controlling appetite, according to a study in today's New England Journal of Medicine.

2005-12-27 14:16:16

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Genetically modified nerve 'progenitor' cells can be used as mini-pumps to deliver nerve growth factor to the brain, a new study in animals shows. The results suggest such an approach could be used to treat Parkinson's disease and other brain diseases in humans, Dr.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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