Molecular mechanism controlling fat accumulation elucidated

Scientists in Rafal Ciosk's group at the FMI have identified a novel regulator of fat accumulation in the nematode C. elegans. An RNase, REGE-1, degrades the mRNA encoding a fat loss promoting transcription factor, ETS-4. ...

Dietary restriction gives fruit flies a rhythm for a long life

Dietary restriction enhances the expression of the circadian clock genes in the peripheral tissue of fruit flies, according to research from the Kapahi lab at the Buck Institute. Publishing in Cell Metabolism, the researchers ...

More arginine yields little growth effect

While additional arginine increases muscle mass and reduces visceral fat in pigs and rodents, the same additive does not induce faster growth in farmed salmon. Still, the amino acid may benefit salmon health in other ways.

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