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One of a number of obesity related genes; mice with a defective tubby gene (homolog to TUB) become obese gradually, like humans. TUB encodes a bipartite transcription factor which may play a role in obesity and sensorineural degradation
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tub

(tŭb) [ME. tubbe]
1. A receptacle for bathing.
2. The use of a cold bath.
3. To treat by using a cold bath.
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Boston Globe reporters Chris Black and Tom Oliphant have confected a campaign melodrama about the very best efforts of John Sasso, Susan Estrich, Tubby Harrison, Jack Corigan, Tom Kiley, Nick Mitropoulos et al to guide the Massachusetts Governor into the White House in spite of himself.
Tubby was awarded the Guinness World Record in 2011 after collecting more than 26,000 plastic bottles.
In a statement released yesterday Glenn Tubby, executive director of the Arena Racing Company course, said: "The track did not perform as we would have hoped in September given the challenging weather during the month.
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BBC2 are WORKING on Tubby and Enid, a new drama by Victoria Wood, starring Imelda Staunton and Michael Ball.