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

...olution for the obese person without his having to feel hungry. For this development, Yaniv Linde, a 32-year-old Ph.D. student of Prof. Chaim Gilon in the Department of Organic Chemistry at the Hebrew University, has been named a first place winner of a Kaye Innovation Award, which was presented today...

Pesticides choke pathway for nature to produce nitrogen for crops

...o reach the yields obtained by untreated crops. We feel that this is a previously unforeseen factor contributing to declining crop yields." The researchers say that field-wide experiments now are needed, in addition to tests to determine the exact elements of pesticides that inhibit natural plant-bacte...

Runners -- Let thirst be your guide

...d “drink to thirst” " that is, drink only when you feel you need to. Verbalis acknowledges that this advice is controversial, because some trainers and sports physiologists contend that “by the time you’re actually thirsty, you have lost enough fluid to already be dehydrated, so they say you need to drink...

Gene therapy study shows safety and statistically significant improvement in Parkinson's disease

...ping gene therapy for neurological disease, and we feel that rigorous peer-review and publication of the results from this first-ever trial is an important milestone for this entire field. These promising observations certainly warrant further, more definitive testing of Neurologix’s technology, and we a...

Putting feelings into words produces therapeutic effects in the brain

...apist or friend, writing in a journal — help us to feel better" A new brain imaging study by UCLA psycholo...ecause they think this is a way to make themselves feel better,” Lieberman said. “People don’t do this to intentionally overcome their negative feelings; it...

Genome of Clostridium botulinum reveals the background to world's deadliest toxin

...l crustaceans. It is not only animals that can feel the wrath of C. botulinum, explains Dr Sebaihia: "The soil can be a harsh environment and food can be scarce. To see off the competition, C. botulinum comes with its own ‘antibiotic’ — a chemical called boticin that kills competing bacteria." Geno...

Scripps research team sheds light on long-sought cold sensation gene

...TRPM8-deficient mice did not lose their ability to feel pain in response to extreme cold, as evidenced by responses similar to wild type mice when exposed to -1° C cold plates. This suggests that other genes are responsible for this facet of cold sensation. Though cold can be unpleasant or painful unde...

Herpes infection may be symbiotic, help beat back some bacteria

...different mouse herpes viruses. "We have a good feel for who the main players are in this protective effect, but we need further research to better understand the exact mechanisms that underlie the process," Virgin says. He suspects that the virus may be prompting the immune system to produce more i...

In young mice, gregariousness seems to reside in the genes

...rs, and that specific genes may influence how they feel within different social contexts. Identifying the gene or genes at play, says Lahvis, is the next step. "We now know that social motivation can be responsive to genetic factors, but we don't know what these factors are."...

Selectivity is ultimate aphrodisiac

...flavor is going to fail, and fast." The need to feel special or unique could be a broad motivation that stretches across our social lives, the study concludes. "Just as this need plays an important role in intimate relationships and friendships, the present study reveals a distinctive anti-reciprocity ...

Does God answer prayer? ASU research says 'yes'

...a treatment in practice settings. “Some people feel Benson and associates?study from last year, which is the most recent and showed no positive effects for intercessory prayer, is the final word,?said Hodge, referring to a 2006 article by Dr. Herbert Benson of the Harvard Medical School that measured ...

Post oak grasshoppers emerging

... behavior. If you haven't heard of them, don't feel alone. Until recently, most Texans hadn't. "I didn't see them for the first 25 years of my career," said Dr. John Jackman, Texas Cooperative Extension entomologist. "I would have told you there weren't any grasshoppers that chewed on trees." ...

Rewarding fat rats

...his sort of recognition from one's peers, and I do feel proud," says Shizgal, a Concordia University professor of psychology. "That pride should be shared. Achievements like this in the natural sciences often reflect the work of a team, and that is certainly true in my case. I have been privileged to have...

Tears reveal some of their deepest secrets to researchers

... to the front of the eye. The eyes may ache, burn, feel extremely dry or excessively tear. The researchers report their findings in the current issue of the journal Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. They collected oily meibum secretions from the meibomian glands of healthy volunteers. ...

Circumcision: A proven strategy to prevent HIV

...vents. Bailey cautions that circumcised men may feel they are protected from becoming HIV infected and may be more likely to engage in risky behavior. "Circumcision is by no means a natural condom," said Bailey. "We do know that some circumcised men become infected with HIV. But we did find that the...

Common parasitic infection leads to increased risk for HIV infection

...y, strong-smelling yellow green discharge, and may feel discomfort during intercourse and urination, as well as itching of the genital area. Lower abdominal pain occurs in rare cases. The study, conducted by R. Scott McClelland, MD, MPH, and colleagues at the University of Washington in Seattle, the U...

Biologists call for better choice of model organisms in 'evo-devo'

...air to say that, since its inception, some workers feel that evo-devo hasn’t quite lived up to its early expectations," said Dr Jenner. "Partly this is because too much was expected too soon, but we suspect that in terms of its future promise the current choice of new model organisms has not yet been o...

Human preference for other species could determine whether they survive

...d. "We do have these big differences in how we feel about living things," Stokes said. "These feelings are going to play a big role in what we choose to conserve."...

ASU researchers test antibacterial effects of healing clays

.... "The toxin is immunosuppressant; the patients feel no pain and the body mounts no response to infection. It leads to disfigurement, isolation, not unlike that seen in leprosy," Haydel explains. "Traditional antibiotics can only make a difference at the very earliest stages of the disease, so treatmen...

Trying to control pain can be a double-edged sword, say scientists

...ch and Dr Raffael Kalisch, showed that when people feel that they can control their pain, an area of their...with pain beyond their control, people who tend to feel more in control of their own lives show a lower response in the prefrontal cortex, indicating that t...

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