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Medical News Today: Potential 'obesity gene' discovered

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 06:00
Scientists have discovered a potential 'obesity gene,' according to a new study. When this gene was silenced in mice, a drastic reduction of white fat followed.

Medical News Today: Scientists probing molecular origins of Parkinson's disease highlight two proteins

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 02:00
Using a new approach to focus on relevant molecules, scientists discover two gene-regulating proteins that appear to protect neurons most affected by Parkinson's disease.

Medical News Today: Southern-style diet could increase risk of heart disease

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 00:00
Researchers found that people who followed the Southern diet had a 56% higher risk of heart disease than those who ate such foods less frequently.

Medical News Today: Existing class of drugs may halt Ebola, Marburg viruses

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 23:00
A new study proposes a way to halt Ebola and Marburg viruses is to block their entry into host cells - where they replicate - with a class of drugs already in common use.

Medical News Today: Teens with depression, bipolar at greater risk of heart disease

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 23:00
A scientific statement from the American Heart Association claims major depression and bipolar disorder should be considered risk factors for heart disease among adolescents.