Recently, while browsing Internet, I found an interesting invention. Researchers have discovered a gene that helps to control obesity in mice. Deleting the gene (called IKKE) also appears to protect mice against conditions that, in humans, lead to Type 2 diabetes, which is associated with obesity.
If follow-up studies show that IKKE is tied to obesity in humans, the gene and the protein it makes will be prime targets for the development of drugs to treat obesity, diabetes and complications associated with those disorders, said Alan Saltiel, the Mary Sue Coleman Director of the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute.
Does it sounds promising? And it will help to prevent diabetes and weight gain? or its just one more promising invention that will lead to nowhere?