Saturday, July 3, 2010

Yes, but do those molecules purr?

This life-imitating-art thing is just getting way outta control ...

Now, if only they can find The Klingons Among Us.

The Trouble With Tribbles In Diabetes
Main Category: Diabetes
Also Included In: Genetics
02 Jul 2010

Named for the furballs whose astonishing fecundity made them stars in early Star Trek episodes, the tribbles protein, first identified in fruit flies, aids in regulating many cell processes in humans. Joslin Diabetes Center researchers now have identified mechanisms triggered by a variant of the tribbles gene that cause trouble in insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells and that offer a promising target for therapies for people with type 2 diabetes, even if they don't carry that gene variant. ...

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