energy homeostasis

Brain molecule may play key role in obesity and diabetes

April 20th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20 (ANI): Einstein researchers have found a molecule in the brain that may contribute to obesity and one of its major complications - type 2 diabetes.Nerve cells in the ... Read more...

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Study reveals possible interventions for cancer, obesity

January 11th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): A new research may have opened doors to significant implications in the treatment and intervention of cancer and obesity.Dr. Jan-Ake Gustafsson at the University of Houston (UH) reported ... Read more...

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Restoring leptin sensitivity in brain cures severe diabetes, doubles activity levels in mice

June 3rd, 2009 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have shown that restoring leptin sensitivity to a tiny area of POMC neurons in the brain's hypothalamus cures mice deficient ... Read more...

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Mechanism behind regulation of food intake identified

November 27th, 2008 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 27 (ANI): Researchers from have identified a mechanism that helps regulate food intake a finding that may help in developing new anti-obesity drugs with fewer side effects.The 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) ... Read more...

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Antibody that can reduce food craving, expand calorie burn identified

October 28th, 2008 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 28 (ANI): Scientists at The Scripps Research have identified an antibody that works against the gastric hormone ghrelin, which has been linked to weight gain and fat storage through ... Read more...

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Brain chemical linked with obesity uncovered

August 28th, 2008 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, August 28 (ANI): A new study has uncovered a brain chemical involved in controlling appetite and obesity. Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the findings may pave the ... Read more...

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disruption in mice may cause neuronal cell death, adult-onset obesity

March 2nd, 2008 - 11:33 am ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): A new study has found that disrupting one type of the gene ubiquitin (Ubb) in mice, may cause neuronal death in the hypothalamus, impaired control of energy balance ... Read more...

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