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Monkey lesson: Eat less to live longer

Monkeys on a reduced-calorie diet live longer than those that can eat as much as they want, a fascinating research suggests Continue reading “Monkey lesson: Eat less to live longer” »  More...

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Benjamin F. Cravatt, PhD (right), is chairman of the Department of Chemical Physiology, professor in the Dorris Neuroscience Center and member of the Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology at The Scripps Research Institute. Ken Hsu, PhD (left), is a Hewitt Foundation postdoctoral researcher in the Cravatt laboratory. (Photo courtesy of The Scripps Research Institute.)
By BioNews On Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
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New Inhibitors of Elusive Enzymes Promise to Be Valuable Scientific Tools

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered the first selective inhibitors Continue reading “New Inhibitors of Elusive Enzymes Promise to Be Valuable Scientific Tools” »  More...

Venn diagrams showing overlap of genes significantly regulated in liver, muscle and adipose tissue of FGF21-transgenic (Tg) vs wild-type (WT) mice. Image credit - eLife.
By BioNews On Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
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Study shows starvation hormone increases lifespan in mice

A team of researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center, showed that a secreting hormone involved in response to Continue reading “Study shows starvation hormone increases lifespan in mice” »  More...

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By BioNews On Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
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Lefkowitz, Kobilka share 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for studies of G-protein–coupled receptors

Robert J. Lefkowitz and Brian K. Kobilka, both from universities in the US, won the Continue reading “Lefkowitz, Kobilka share 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for studies of G-protein–coupled receptors” More...

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By IANS On Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
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Zinc deficiency erodes immune system

American scientists have uncovered a biological mechanism by which zinc deficiency develops with age eroding the immune system Continue reading “Zinc deficiency erodes immune system” »  More...

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By BioNews On Monday, October 1st, 2012
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Researchers Reveal the Physiological Role of a Novel Hormone FNDC5/irisin

A research team led by Dr. Christos Mantzoros, MD, PhD, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Continue reading “Researchers Reveal the Physiological Role of a Novel Hormone FNDC5/irisin” »  More...

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By IANS On Thursday, September 20th, 2012
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Venom from snakes could save lives too

Snake venom could become the source of life-saving drugs for cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure Continue reading “Venom from snakes could save lives too” »  More...

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By BioNews On Monday, September 3rd, 2012
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Cholesterol inhibitors block lymphatic vessel growth

One of the world’s top selling drugs potentially also acts against the growth of new lymphatic vessels, with potential implications for Continue reading “Cholesterol inhibitors block lymphatic vessel growth” More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
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Soon, computers to predict negative side effects of drugs

A new set of computer models has been able to successfully predict negative side effects in hundreds of current drugs, based on the similarity between their chemical structures and those molecules known to cause More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
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New therapeutic target against atherosclerosis identified

Scientists have found a possible new therapeutic target against atherosclerosis resulting from a diet high in fat and cholesterol Continue reading “New therapeutic target against atherosclerosis identified” More...