Navigation Links
Now a Drug to Stop the Feeling of Hunger

Soon, you might just have to pop a pill to stop feeling hungry, for researchers have developed a compound that mimics the activity of the hormone which makes people feel full .

Researchers developed peptide BL-3020 as an analog to aMSH, a naturally occurring hormone that is excreted during eating and binds to a receptor in the brain called MC4R. When the bodys need for food is met, the brain sends out a signal and one feels having a full stomach.

The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by Yaniv Linde at the Hebrew University.

They initially experimented with mice by orally administering them with the peptide.

It was found that a single oral administration of reduced consumption over a period of 24 hours. Over a 12-day period of daily dosages, the mice weighed 40 percent less than the average for mice of their size and age that were not being given the compound.

Researchers demonstrated that BL-3020 displayed good metabolic stability to intestinal enzymes when swallowed, and that it was able to cross the intestinal wall and gain access into the blood stream. Once in the blood, it could make its way to the MC4R receptor and send the signal to the brain.

A person seriously wishing to overcome obesity could take this compound orally in order to curb his appetite, thus leading to natural weight loss. The peptide has already been patented in Europe and the U.S., and a commercial firm, Bioline RX Ltd. of Jerusalem has purchased development rights from Yissum, the Hebrew University's technology transfer company, and is currently working towards creating a commercial anti-obesity drug.

The findings of the study were presented during the 70th meeting of the Hebrew University Board of Governors.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Feeling depressed? You may be at higher risk of STROKE
2. Effective Treatment Of Drug Abuse Dependent On Feelings Of Shame Or Guilt
3. Feelings Of Sympathy And Empathy Dictated by Personal Experience
4. Feeling good is good enough for a man
5. Peoples Feelings Can Subconsciously Influence Others
6. French Face Transplant Patient Reports Feeling of Sensation in New Face
7. Feeling Tired? Don’t Worry - You May Be Less Likely To Get Hur
8. Lost That Lovin Feeling? Dont Blame the Pill
9. Immunity May Be Weakened By Insecure Feeling
10. Feelings Of Injustice At Work Can Lead To A Heart Attack
11. Detecting Cold, Feeling Pain: Study Reveals Why Menthol Fresh
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The ... to promote standards of excellence for the field of eating disorders, announces the ... – 25, 2018 in Orlando, Florida at the Omni Resort at ChampionsGate. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Many families have long-term insurance that covers care ... have a waiver for care if the client has a cognitive impairment diagnosis. ... for care, is often waived, so the benefits from their insurance start immediately,” said ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Talented host, actor ... on sciatica in a new episode of "Success Files," which is an award-winning ... innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , Sciatica occurs ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent and San Francisco dentists, Dr. ... Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million Americans are estimated to suffer ... Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about 75 percent of people with ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in ... existing home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to ... home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/27/2017)... 27, 2017  Commended for their devotion to personalized service, ... as number one in the South Florida Business Journal,s 50 ... 5000 yearly list, the national specialty pharmacy has found its ... will soon be honored by SFBJ as the 2017 ... Set to receive his award in October, Bardisa said ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... , Sept. 25, 2017  EpiVax, Inc., ... vaccine design, and immune-engineering today announced the launch ... the development of personalized therapeutic cancer vaccines. EpiVax ... provided exclusive access to enabling technologies to the ... MBA will lead EpiVax Oncology as Chief Executive ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... 22, 2017 AVACEN Medical (AVACEN) announced that ... successfully helping those with the widespread pain associated with ... Amanda in Essex, England commented, ... hair, experiencing no sleep at all, tremendous pain, with ... cannot recommend [the AVACEN 100] enough, how this has ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: