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Obesity Study Looks At Brown Fat Cells
2013-03-15 06:11:35

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Many of us don't know the difference between brown fat cells and white fat cells. But researchers at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, led by Patrick Seale, Ph.D., are looking at brown fat cells to better understand how they develop. The researchers believe that the brown fat cell makes heat for the body, which has helped mammals cope with the cold. New theories say the warmth generated in brown fat...

2012-10-09 22:19:00

Discovery of new biological pathway may help scientists redesign certain diabetes drugs to eliminate or reduce adverse side effects Many drugs work by "fixing" a particular biological pathway that's gone awry in a disease. But sometimes drugs affect other pathways too, producing undesirable side effects that can be severe enough to outweigh the drug's benefits. Such is the case for the thiazolidinedione drugs (also known as TZDs), which are used to treat type 2 diabetes. These are...

A New Target For The Treatment Of Diabetes And Obesity
2012-08-02 15:15:52

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a potential target for treating diabetes and obesity. Studying mice, they found that when the target protein was disabled, the animals became more sensitive to insulin and were less likely to get fat even when they ate a high-fat diet that caused their littermates to become obese. The findings are published online in the journal Cell Metabolism. The researchers studied how the body manufactures fat...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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