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Thursday, 08. September 2016
09:52 - Electrochemical in Situ Liquid Cell Electron Microscopy
O pomembnosti in izzivih povsem nove tehnike, elektrokemične in-situ tekočinske elektronske mikroskopije, na področju študija energijskih pretvorb
Thursday, 15. September 2016
Wednesday, 21. September 2016
10:00 - 9. Mednarodna konferenca o prenosu tehnologij
Dne 21. septembra 2016 bo v organizaciji Centra za prenos tehnologij in inovacij na Institutu »Jožef Stefan« ter v sodelovanju z Dnevom inovativnosti 2016, ki ga organizira Gospoda...
13:48 - 22. slovenski festival znanosti z mednarodno udeležbo »opazujem, raziskujem, razlagam«
Festival znanosti bo potekal tudi na Kemijskem inštitutu od 27.-29. 09. 2016
Thursday, 22. September 2016
13:37 - Odprta vrata Kemijskega inštituta
Kemijski inštitut bo v okviru 22. slovenskega festivala znanosti odprl svoja vrata za obiskovalce, 28. in 29. septembra 2016.
17:00 - Kemija emocij, razstava Eve Petrič
Vljudno vabljeni k ogledu razstave v novo urejenem razstavišču Kemijskega inštituta od 22. 9. do 1.11.2016.
Tuesday, 27. September 2016
10:00 - 22. slovenski festival znanosti z mednarodno udeležbo »opazujem, raziskujem, razlagam«
Festival znanosti bo potekal tudi na Kemijskem inštitutu od 27.-29. 09. 2016
Wednesday, 28. September 2016
10:00 - Odprta vrata Kemijskega inštituta
Kemijski inštitut bo v okviru 22. slovenskega festivala znanosti odprl svoja vrata za obiskovalce, 28. in 29. septembra 2016.

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In the modern world, obesity is becoming an increasing health and social problem since it is tightly linked to a shortened life expectancy and the development of chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes. In a study published in the first experimental magazine NATURE MEDICINE (impact factor 28.2), with the lead author being Prof. Dr. Simon Horvat (Institute of Chemistry – Department of Synthetic Biology and Immunology/University of Ljubljana – Biotechnical Faculty), a new gene called TST (thiosulfate sulfurtransferase) participating in the defence against the development of obesity and type 2 diabetes was discovered in cooperation with Dr. Morton from Scotland (University of Edinburgh). The basic findings were the genetic and molecular analyses of “slim” and “fat” mouse lines that have been separated into a lower or higher body fat percentage for over 60 generations. In that way, the “natural” genetic variants of either the “slim” or “fat” genes were accumulating in one line or the other, which allows the more efficient discovery of new genes determining resistance to or risk of obesity. Obesity and s