News tagged with fat cells

A lab rat -- created in the lab

It's illegal for health products with medical formulations to be accepted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration without tests on animals -- a situation that has serious ethical and moral implications. New research in the ...

dateApr 13, 2010 in Medical research
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Brown fat cells make 'spare tires' shrink

( -- Scientists at the University of Bonn have found a new signalling pathway which stimulates the production and function of so-called brown fat cells. They propose using these cells that serve as a "natural ...

dateDec 01, 2009 in Medical research
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Researchers identify new stem cell

( -- Scientists have discovered a new type of stem cell in the skin that acts surprisingly like certain stem cells found in embryos: both can generate fat, bone, cartilage, and even nerve cells. These newly-described ...

dateDec 07, 2009 in Medical research
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'Fatostatin' is a turnoff for fat genes

A small molecule earlier found to have both anti-fat and anti-cancer abilities works as a literal turnoff for fat-making genes, according to a new report in the August 28th issue of the journal Chemistry and Biology, a Cell ...

dateAug 27, 2009 in Biochemistry
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