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Medical News Today: New research may explain why evolution made humans ‘fat’

Scientists have compared fat samples from humans and other primates and found that changes in DNA packaging affected how the human body processes fat. Evolution made humans the ‘fat primate,’ researchers suggest. Our bodies need fat to store energy and protect vital organs. Fat also helps the body absorb some nutrients and produce important hormones.… Read More »

Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene slide following news of delayed deal and psoriasis drug divestment

Giovanni Caforio, CEO of Bristol-Meyers Squibbs Adam Jeffery | CNBC Shares of Bristol-Meyers Squibb fell 7% Monday after the pharmaceutical giant announced that the proposed acquisition of Celgene will now close later than originally expected and will involve a divestiture of Celgene’s psoriasis drug. In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, the company said it now… Read More »

Medical News Today: Parkinson’s: New gene therapy shows promise for prevention

The hallmarks of Parkinson’s disease and some forms of dementia include Lewy bodies, toxic aggregates that form in the brain and disrupt neural circuits. Researchers from Osaka University in Japan are now testing a new preventive therapy in a preliminary mouse study. Researchers from Japan are testing out a new therapeutic approach for the prevention… Read More »