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Unraveling the mystery of why we overeat

Eating is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and overeating is one of life’s growing problems. In 2019, researchers from The Stuber Lab at the University of Washington School of Medicine discovered that certain cells light up in obese mice and prevent signals that indicate satiety, or feeling full. Now comes a deeper dive into what […]

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Unlocking the mystery behind skeletal aging

Researchers from the UCLA School of Dentistry have identified the role a critical enzyme plays in skeletal aging and bone loss, putting them one step closer to understanding the complex biological mechanisms that lead to osteoporosis, the bone disease that afflicts some 200 million people worldwide. The findings from their study in mice, published online […]

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Researchers unravel protein mystery of three brain diseases

The accumulation of one particular protein in the brain is the basis of three very different age-related conditions. Until recently, nobody understood how this was possible. Research by the Laboratory for Neurobiology and Gene Therapy (KU Leuven) now reveals that the shape of the protein determines the clinical picture. The presence of α-synuclein protein deposits […]