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2017 CVM News: Libert Lab fiddles with fat gene, finds intriguing results

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The news item is about: Keeping the pounds off can be a pretty daunting problem—and it turns out that looking at the mechanisms which controls this process across the evolutionary tree might help us. A recent study published in the scientific journal Obesity by Dr. Sergiy Libert, assistant professor of cell and molecular biology, discovered that the gene MTCH2 is instrumental in fat accumulation in C. elegans, mammalian cells, and mice—and shows promise as a potential therapeutic target to treat obesity.

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2017-03-13

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Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine

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Cornell University. College of Veterinary Medicine -- Periodicals.; Libert, Sergiy

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