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How to lose weight and not go hungry: HU researcher develops drug that mimics feeling of 'fullness'

...besity could take this compound orally in order to curb his appetite, thus leading to natural weight loss. In experiments with mice, it was shown that a single oral administration of BL-3020 led to reduced consumption over a period of 24 hours. Over a 12-day period of daily dosages, the mice weighed 40 pe...

Researchers examine carbon capture and storage to combat global warming

... as China and India, the need to find solutions to curb carbon emissions becomes even more crucial, Benson said. From the air to the earth In the capture process, carbon dioxide is extracted from a mix of waste gases. The most common method sends the exhaust through a chimney containing a three-di...

How 'memory' T cells curb the spread of viruses throughout the body

...infection; but prevent disease partly because they curb the spread of the virus from the lymph node to vital organs at very early stages of the infection. “It’s like having a security check point,” said Sigal. “Also, many cancers, like viruses, must pass through lymph nodes to metastasize, so this res...

Alien plants attack using 'resource conservation' as weapon, researchers say

...scientists think about invasive species and how to curb them, according the authors of the study published in the April 26 issue of the journal Nature. "What was very intriguing to us is that there are invasive species that are capable of invading low-resource systems," said Jennifer Funk, a postdoctor...

Eating with our eyes: Why people eat less at unbused tables

... were left unbused. To use environmental cues to curb overeating and overdrinking, Wansink suggested that college parties could encourage (or require) fresh plastic glasses for each drink and that the glasses be stacked as they accumulate for each person; dinner parties could use fresh glasses for refil...

Scientists sequence genome of parasite responsible for common sexually transmitted infection

...d developing methods to prevent it could also help curb the transmission of other STIs often found in connection with trichomoniasis, including chlamydia and gonorrhea, according to the researchers. "Although trichomoniasis is very prevalent as a sexually transmitted infection, it has not received the ...

Statin plus cancer drug deliver combo punch to brain cancer cells

...in, sold under the trade name Mevacor, is known to curb destruction of proteins that put the brakes on cell growth, causing cancer cells to self-destruct through a process called apoptosis. The effects of the statin already is being studied in people at high risk for the deadly skin cancer, melanoma. ...

Syphilis rate on rise in US gay, bisexual men

...h prevention messages. That’s the only way we will curb this outbreak." ...

'GreeneChip' -- New diagnostic tool that rapidly and accurately identifies multiple pathogens

...rapid isolation if infected persons is critical to curb contagion. In contrast, human-to-human transmission is not a primary concern with malaria and early, specific therapy can have a profound effect on illness and death. The GreeneChip provides unprecedented opportunities for unbiased pathogen discove...

High HPV concentrations combined with smoking significantly raise risks of cervical cancer

...ll die. Early diagnosis and treatments have helped curb mortality rates, but the disease still remains one of the world's deadliest. In addition, it remains more common among Hispanic and African-American women. ...

Federal testing for mad cow disease a failure, law review editor says

... the slaughter of cattle and better testing helped curb the outbreak. The Bush administration's approach to safeguarding the nation's supply of beef has been to deny that there's a problem and to resist comprehensive BSE testing, Gregory L. Berlowitz, an editor at the University of Illinois Law Review, w...

Combination therapy with a monocloncal antibody and a vaccine leads to tumor rejection

...une cells, while regulatory T cells (Tregs) act to curb the over-aggressive responses of the T cell population. Researchers continue to work on devising ways to mobilize anti-tumor Teff cells in order to better shape the immune response to tumors. Previously, James Allison and colleagues from Memorial Sl...

Over-use of antibiotics in fish-for-food industry encourages bacterial resistance and disease

... susceptible to bacterial infection. "If we don't curb the heavy use of prophylactic antibiotics in aquac...umans alike" said Dr Cabello. A global effort to curb the over-use of antibiotics in the rearing of finfish is essential in preventing these detrimental e...

Elephants, large mammals recover from poaching in Africa's oldest national park

...ificant poaching began in the 1960s. Efforts to curb poaching have come with a high cost over the past few years. Over 100 park guards in Virunga Park have been killed since 1996 while trying to prevent poaching, and one was killed as recently as May 2006. Currently, park guards receive only $1 per mon...

Chewing up a key regulator of fat synthesis keeps mice lean despite a high-fat diet

...t storage interact could lead to novel measures to curb obesity. Further evidence linking TRB3 to disease comes from recent findings from a team of Italian scientists who report that mutations in the human TRB3 gene are associated with several insulin resistance-related health problems, such as high insu...

p53, tumor suppression and aging

...icancer strategies aim to activate p53 in order to curb tumor formation. Mdm2 is a key inhibitor of p53 and therefore an attractive target to modulate p53 activity in cells. However, conflicting evidence exists regarding whether or not p53-mediated tumor suppression comes at the cost of accelerated aging....

Amazon trees much older than assumed, raising questions on global climate impact of region

... warming and the focus of international efforts to curb its atmospheric levels. Because their trees are old and slow-growing, the Amazon forests, which contain about a third of all carbon found in land vegetation, have less capacity to absorb atmospheric carbon than previous studies have predicted. Alth...

Cooperation is key—a new way of looking at MicroRNA and how it controls gene expression

...the cell to grow and the suppression of genes that curb cell growth. Humans and other animals have evolved many overlapping ways of controlling gene expression. Many different controls determine when a DNA gene is transcribed into mRNA, and when and how the mRNA is translated into a protein. Many protein...

Iron exporter revealed that may explain common human disorder

...hat inhibit or degrade ferroportin might therefore curb the iron overload suffered by those with hemochromatosis, Andrews said. Those with excess iron for other reasons, such as repeated blood transfusions, might also benefit from such a drug, she added. The other members of the research team include Adr...

A much-needed shot in the arm for HIV vaccine development

...eveloping a safe and effective HIV vaccine to help curb the globalHIV/AIDS pandemic.""Being from the continent worst hit by the HIV/AIDS epidemic that hasclaimed more than twenty million lives and wiped out decades ofdevelopment gains," said Pascoal Mocumbi, "I do believe that thisscientific strategic pla...

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