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Contact: Jes Andersen
University of Copenhagen

Dimitrious Stamou, University of Copenhagen

Caption: Enzymes involved in breaking down fat can now be manipulated to work three times harder by turning on a molecular switch recently observed by Dimitrious Stamou, professor at the Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen. Being able to control this chemical on/off button could have massive implications for curing diseases related to obesity including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke and even skin problems like acne.

Credit: Jes Andersen/University of Copenhagen

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