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Monday, July 16, 2012

• Ember Therapeutics Inc., of Boston, said a study published in Cell found that beige fat cells, which burn caloric energy like brown fat cells, are specifically targeted by the hormone irisin. The isolated beige fat cells are a type of brown fat cell that is distinct from the classic brown fat and are produced from white fat depots when triggered by specific conditions such as exercise and cold. Ember recently completed a licensing agreement with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for intellectual property related to that beige fat discovery.

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