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Obesity has many causes, but there is growing evidence that common viruses may contribute to the condition in some people. Recently, Nikhil Dhurandhar and his colleagues at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center infected human stem cells with Ad-36, a common virus known to be associated with obesity in humans. They found that the cells they exposed to the virus accumulated a much higher amount of fat than uninfected cells.

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    Sound,Education,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110722015006583T,NSDL,NSDL_SetSpec_BEN,Virology,Learner,Audio/Visual,Research,Life Science,Obesity,Audio,General public & informal education,Cell biology

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