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Modified Toxin to Treat Obesity?

By | May 29, 2013

Researchers show that a synthetic peptide derived from a sea anemone toxin has potent weight-regulating effects in a mouse model of obesity.  

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Fat Hormone Controls Diabetes

By | May 8, 2013

A small protein produced by fat cells appears to regulate blood sugar levels, potentially revealing a new way to treat diabetes.

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Week in Review: March 25-29

By | March 29, 2013

Microbes affect weight loss; dozens of cancer-linked genes identified; a climate change scientists speaks out about personal attacks; isolation among elderly linked to death

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Microbes Affect Weight Loss

By | March 27, 2013

Microbial changes in the gut contribute to a patient’s ability to slim down after gastric bypass surgery.

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Contributors

By | December 1, 2012

Meet some of the people featured in the December 2012 issue of The Scientist.

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In the Long Run

By | December 1, 2012

Can emulating our early human ancestors make us healthier?

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Could Drugs be Plumping up Kids?

By | August 23, 2012

Research suggesting that antibiotics given to young children may increase obesity spurs scientific debate

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Obesity Vaccine Success

By | July 9, 2012

A biotech company is developing a vaccine that promotes weight loss in mice.

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Overweight Homeless

By | June 6, 2012

Malnutrition continues to be a problem for people living without stable homes, but it is beginning to be accompanied by obesity.

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Treating Fat with Fat

By | May 1, 2012

Is brown fat ready for therapeutic prime time?

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