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2014-08-04 09:15:31

Preventing weight gain, obesity, and ultimately diabetes could be as simple as keeping a nuclear receptor from being activated in a small part of the brain.

2012-10-25 00:01:53

Obesity is a chronic metabolic disorder that affects half a billion people worldwide.

2011-07-14 07:14:44

For some time scientists have known the hormone leptin has acted in the brain to prevent obesity, but the mystery remains as to whether or not this is a natural weight loss treatment.

2011-07-13 23:31:09

Scientists have known for some time that the hormone leptin acts in the brain to prevent obesity, but the specific underlying neurocircuitry has remained a mystery.

2011-06-13 07:49:44

Smokers may die young, but they also die thinner than non-smokers.

2011-06-08 22:01:36

Obesity among people who eat a high-fat diet may involve injury to neurons, or nerve cells, in a key part of the brain that controls body weight, according to the authors of a new animal study.

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2011-06-07 08:00:04

Researchers decode an important mechanism through which insulin in the hypothalamus controls the body's energy balance.

2010-11-10 17:44:46

New findings by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center suggest that serotonin – a brain chemical known to help regulate emotion, mood and sleep – might also have anti-diabetic properties.

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2008-11-25 13:01:37

Once hailed as a miracle weight-loss drug, Fen-phen was removed from the market more than a decade ago for inducing life-threatening side effects, including heart valve lesions.

2008-03-21 03:00:15

By Abdel-Malek, Zalfa A Knittel, James; Kadekaro, Ana Luisa; Swope, Viki B; Starner, Renny ABSTRACT Cutaneous pigmentation is the major photoprotective mechanism against the carcinogenic and aging effects of UV.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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