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An antitumor drug for obesity?

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Obesity is a global health problem. One of the most common therapeutic strategies is to stop the expansion of adipose tissue (body fat) at the moment when progenitor stem cells multiply and transform into fat cells. The protein S6K1 plays an indispensable role in this. A study led by the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), …

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A Cameroonian virologist’s warning after the first monkeypox deaths in Spain

A Cameroonian virologist's warning after the first monkeypox deaths in Spain

Cameroonian virologist Boghuma Kabisen Titanji has issued an urgent warning after registering the first deaths from monkeypox in Spain and Brazil. In a Twitter thread, the scientist emphasizes that these are the first deaths outside of Africa in the current outbreak, warning: “As cases increase, we will see a wider range of presentations, complications and …

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The new symptom that “heralds” you’ll have Alzheimer’s for years to come

The new symptom that "heralds" you'll have Alzheimer's for years to come

That decreased sense of smell a person over time can’t just predict that loss of cognitive function. Its rapid decline – a sudden loss of smell – may be an indicator of structural changes in brain regions important to the development of Alzheimer’s and dementia in general. This is the main conclusion of research led …

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