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  • insulin-like growth factor


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  • Indeed, as the authors pointed out, IGF is a protein that would be broken down in the course of digestion by humans and therefore could not affect humans 'metabolism.

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  • Kenyon manipulates a gene in her worms that reduces the action of insulin and a related hormone called IGF-1.

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  • The worms also end up being smaller, because their bodies process less of a hormone called IGF-1, which encourages growth.

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  • The IGF is basically open to any game that doesn't have a publishing contract, and hundreds of hopefuls submit titles every year (every year of the five it's been running) hoping for a little glory -- and a shot at a publishing contract with one of the majors.

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  • And lab experiments have shown that estrogen may inhibit tumor development in the colon by affecting cell growth, or by lowering levels of a cancer-linked hormone called IGF-1.

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  • These include the receptors for insulin and for another hormone called IGF-1, and a protein of increasing interest called TOR ( "target of rapamycin").

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  • Researchers said that when the substance — known as IGF-II, a protein-like molecule important for cell growth and development as well as tissue repair — was blocked from the brain, the rats didn't remember what they had learned.

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  • Following the IGF were the Game Developer Choice awards, and LittleBigPlanet crushed out the competition in just about every category.

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  • It also detailed the wide range of abnormalities in the composition of rBGH milk, particularly the 10-fold or more increased levels of a natural growth factor known as IGF-1, and its ready absorption from the small intestine into the blood; IGF-1 levels in milk are further increased by pasteurization.

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  • One of them is that injecting the genetically engineered hormone into cows increases the levels of a substance called IGF-1 in their milk.

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