Archive: 12/14/2008

Brain background to body mass

A genetic study of more than 90,000 people has identified six new genetic variants that are associated with increased Body Mass Index (BMI), the most commonly used measure of obesity. Five of the genes are known to be active ...

Dec 14, 2008
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Snoring or soaring? Strength of fruit-fly immune system varies

A fruit fly's immune system can tell time, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found, and how hard it punches back against infections depends on whether the fly is snoozing or cruising. The discovery ...

Dec 14, 2008
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