A team of researchers has stumbled upon a gene in worms that triggers the feeling of fullness. Their findings herald a new treatment for people with diabetes.
– The gene not only triggers the feeling of fullness but also brings about the need to sleep after eating.
– Roundworms share up to 80 percent of their genes with humans which offers a way to gain better understand processes such as metabolism.
– The worm gene that controls signals from the brain to the intestines will assist obesity patients to break the cycle of overeating and under-exercising.
“The discovery of ETS-5 is the first time a gene regulatory molecule of this type, and potential drug target, has been implicated in the brain-intestinal control of eating and activity.”
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