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New function of obesity gene revealed

Scientists have discovered a previously unknown mechanism behind how the fat mass and obesity associated (FTO) gene promotes obesity. Their findings may have important implications for future therapeutic ...

Apr 17, 2015
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Hunting the ion channel

The electrical impulse that powers the workings of the brain and the heart begins with charged particles passing through cellular structures known as ion channels. Using the same technique used to decode ...

Mar 24, 2015
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Protein clue to sudden cardiac death

A team led by Oxford University researchers was looking at how a protein, iASPP, might be involved in the growth of tumours. However, serendipitously they found that mice lacking this gene died prematurely ...

Feb 17, 2015
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