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Body cell's link to obesity

The hormone leptin, which signals fullness to animals, has been shown to act through neurons. New research suggests that another type of cell is also involves called glia. The finding could have implications for obesity research.

Why do birds fly south?

This isn’t the answer to a riddle, but it is an answer to some of the remarkable abilities and interesting behaviors that different types of birds exhibit. It seems that everything comes down to a special hormone called leptin.

Scientists Discover Leptin May Also Aid Type 1 Diabetics

Terminally ill rodents with type 1 diabetes have been restored to full health with a single injection of a substance other than insulin by scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Hormone Lepitin Controls Our Fondness For Food

A recent discovery by a A University of Cambridge team shows leptin, a key hormone that is responsible for reducing hunger and increasing the feeling of fullness, also controls our fondness for food.

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