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Metabolic Diseases

Metabolic diseases such as diabetes and obesity occur when abnormal chemical reactions disrupt the hormonal regulation of the body's absorption and utilization of food. To find treatments, diabetes research and obesity research are ongoing. Researchers in SRI Biosciences engage in metabolic disease research to develop novel molecules to control hormonal regulation.

Using bioinformatics tools, SRI researchers also study the chemical reaction pathways of metabolism. MetaCyc, from the SRI BioCyc database collection, is the largest database of experimentally determined and literature-curated metabolic pathways currently available to the metabolism research community.

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BioCyc Database Collection

A comprehensive website for sharing fundamental information about biochemical pathways and genomes with researchers around the world.

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Twin Research Registry at SRI International

SRI established the Twin Research Registry as part of its scientific research and efforts to discover more about human behavior. Fraternal and identical twins and multiples of all ages are invited to join the Registry for consideration for research studies.