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Novel drug makes mice slim even on sugary, fatty diet

Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) have developed a small-molecule drug that prevents weight gain and adverse liver changes in mice fed a high-sugar, high-fat Western diet throughout life. “When... Continue Reading →

Gut bacteria affect brain health, mouse study shows

A growing pile of evidence indicates that the tens of trillions of microbes that normally live in our intestines — the so-called gut microbiome — have far-reaching effects on how our bodies function. Members of this microbial community produce vitamins,... Continue Reading →

In the world’s smallest ball game, scientists throw and catch single atoms using light

This amazing feat was achieved with optical traps, which use a highly focused laser beam to hold and move tiny objects. Although optical traps have been used to move individual atoms before, this is the first time an atom has... Continue Reading →

Ultra-processed foods may be linked to increased risk of cancer

Researchers from Imperial’s School of Public Health have produced the most comprehensive assessment to date of the association between ultra-processed foods and the risk of developing cancers. Ultra-processed foods are food items which have been heavily processed during their production,... Continue Reading →

This groundbreaking biomaterial heals tissues from the inside out

A new biomaterial that can be injected intravenously, reduces inflammation in tissue and  promotes cell and tissue repair. The biomaterial was tested and proven effective in treating tissue damage caused by heart attacks in both rodent and large animal models.... Continue Reading →

Reducing total calories may be more effective for weight loss than intermittent fasting

According to the senior study author Wendy L. Bennett, M.D., M.P.H., an associate professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, although 'time-restricted eating patterns' -- known as intermittent fasting -- are popular, rigorously designed studies... Continue Reading →

Six minutes of high-intensity exercise could delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease

Six minutes of high-intensity exercise could extend the lifespan of a healthy brain and delay the onset of neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. New research published in The Journal of Physiology shows that a short but intense bout... Continue Reading →

Research links common sweetener with anxiety in mouse study

Florida State University College of Medicine researchers have linked aspartame, an artificial sweetener found in nearly 5,000 diet foods and drinks, to anxiety-like behavior in mice. Along with producing anxiety in the mice who consumed aspartame, the effects extended up... Continue Reading →

AI helps researchers design microneedle patches that restore hair in balding mice

Hair loss is undesirable for many men — and women — because one’s hairstyle is often closely tied to their self-confidence. And while some people embrace it, others wish they could regrow their lost strands. Now, researchers reporting in ACS’ Nano... Continue Reading →

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