Archive: 21/11/2010

In Brief: New drug slims down mice

A treatment that blocks the action of ghrelin—a peptide that has been called a "hunger hormone" -- leads to weight loss and other beneficial metabolic effects in mice, according to new research.

dateNov 21, 2010 in Medical research
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Genes link puberty timing and body fat in women

Scientists have discovered 30 new genes that control the age of sexual maturation in women. Notably, many of these genes also act on body weight regulation or biological pathways related to fat metabolism. The study, which ...

dateNov 21, 2010 in Genetics
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