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Astrocytes: the key to losing weight while eating more

 Did you know that 42% of Americans are obese? Moreover, did you know that 53% of European adults are overweight? The situation is so dire, that the World Health Organisation has coined the term “globesity”, referring to the “escalating global epidemic of overweight and obesity”. Obesity: the 21st century epidemic Obesity is a complex disease …

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Mitochondrial DNA Inherited From Fathers, Not Just Mothers

Mitochondrion is the powerhouse of the cell, but who really powers the transmission of this amazing organelle? Taosheng Huan (a geneticist from the USA) recently identified a case that has changed the way we look at mitochondrial inheritance: a four-year-old boy that carries mitochondrial DNA both from the mother, as well as from the father. …

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