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Feed Science Daily: Metabolic Disease: AMPK Keeps Energy Balance Steady (

The increasing number of individuals with obesity and diabetes has made understanding the regulation of food intake and energy balance a focus of many researchers. One aspect of such research is understanding how the brain controls these processes. Expression of the protein AMPK in neurons in the brain has been suggested to be important for regulating energy balance, but in which neurons its expression is important was not clear.
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Submission + - Sun Releasing 8-Core Niagara 2 Processor

An anonymous reader writes: Sun Microsystems is set to announce its eight-core Niagara 2 processor next week. Each core supports eight threads, so the chip handles 64 simultaneous threads, making it the centerpiece of Sun's "Throughput Computing" effort. Along with having more cores than the quads from Intel and AMD, the Niagara 2 have dual, on-chip 10G Ethernet ports with crytopgraphic capability. Sun doesn't get much processor press, because the chips are used only in its own CoolThreads servers, but Niagara 2 will probably be the fastest processor out there when its released, other than perhaps the also little-known 4-GHz IBM Power 6.

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