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Small fat-burning molecule could help combat global epidemic of obesity

Small fat-burning molecule could help combat global epidemic of obesity

A small molecule could provide valuable help in combating the global epidemic of obesity. [More]
Signaling pathway in fat cells may provide key to better treatments for obesity, Penn research finds

Signaling pathway in fat cells may provide key to better treatments for obesity, Penn research finds

A signaling pathway in fat cells may one day provide the key to better treatments for obesity, according to new research by scientists in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. [More]
Research highlights remarkable benefits of blackcurrants in sports performance, fat burning, muscle recovery

Research highlights remarkable benefits of blackcurrants in sports performance, fat burning, muscle recovery

The program of gold-standard, peer-reviewed science is revealing how blackcurrants deliver an unusual combination of performance, fat burning and recovery actions. [More]
New UGA research finds pathogen's motility activates immune response

New UGA research finds pathogen's motility activates immune response

Until now, a pathogen's ability to move through the body has been overlooked as a possible trigger of immune response, but new research from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine found that motility will indeed alarm the host and activate an immune response. [More]
Experts advise patients to refrain from e-cigarette use before plastic surgery

Experts advise patients to refrain from e-cigarette use before plastic surgery

Cigarette smokers are at increased risk of complications after plastic surgery. [More]
WSU researchers develop novel technology to treat chronic wound infections

WSU researchers develop novel technology to treat chronic wound infections

A WSU research team has successfully used a mild electric current to take on and beat drug-resistant bacterial infections, a technology that may eventually be used to treat chronic wound infections. [More]
Targeting metabolic function of breast cancer may help combat disease

Targeting metabolic function of breast cancer may help combat disease

How does a cancer cell burn calories? New research from Thomas Jefferson University shows that breast cancer cells rely on a different process for turning fuel into energy than normal cells. [More]
Study shows widespread underdiagnosis of hypertension and prehypertension in U.S. children

Study shows widespread underdiagnosis of hypertension and prehypertension in U.S. children

Hypertension and prehypertension in children often go undiagnosed, according to a new study published today in Pediatrics. [More]
Omega-3 fatty acids can stimulate activation of brown and beige adipose tissues, study finds

Omega-3 fatty acids can stimulate activation of brown and beige adipose tissues, study finds

Omega-3 fatty acids are able to stimulate the activation of brown and beige adipose tissues, a discovery that would promote the development of new therapies for obesity and other metabolism diseases, according to a research study published in the journal Nature Communications under the supervision of Professor Francesc Villarroya, from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biomedicine and the Biomedical Research Center Red-Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y Nutrición (CIBEROBN) of the Institute of Health Carlos III. [More]
Molecules team up to maintain healthy level of fat in liver, study finds

Molecules team up to maintain healthy level of fat in liver, study finds

As obesity rates rise in the United States, so does the incidence of liver diseases. [More]
Phage therapy may be solution to treating antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections

Phage therapy may be solution to treating antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections

Phage therapy may be a solution to treating infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Since 2013, researchers at the University of Helsinki in Finland have collected bacteriophages to combat antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains, and hope to start clinical phage therapy trials in the near future. [More]
Eminent physician Kenneth Walker receives Georgia Hospital Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award

Eminent physician Kenneth Walker receives Georgia Hospital Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award

Grady Health System Assistant Chief of Internal Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine Professor H. Kenneth Walker, M.D., was awarded the prestigious Georgia Hospital Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award at the Georgia Hospital Association's (GHA) Annual Meeting on Nov. 11. [More]
Retinitis pigmentosa can be slowed by reprogramming metabolism of photoreceptors, study shows

Retinitis pigmentosa can be slowed by reprogramming metabolism of photoreceptors, study shows

Columbia University Medical Center researchers have demonstrated that vision loss associated with a form of retinitis pigmentosa (RP) can be slowed dramatically by reprogramming the metabolism of photoreceptors, or light sensors, in the retina. [More]
Study shows many indoor tanning facilities comply with Texas under-18 ban

Study shows many indoor tanning facilities comply with Texas under-18 ban

When female employees of a mystery shopping firm called posing as 17-year-olds interested in tanning, 81 percent of indoor tanning facilities complied with the Texas ban on indoor tanning for those under the age of 18 in a study conducted by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. [More]
Dermatologists offer tips to help men develop healthy skin care routines

Dermatologists offer tips to help men develop healthy skin care routines

When it comes to skin care, men have traditionally kept it simple. However, experts say more men are now pursuing healthier, younger-looking skin. [More]
Study identifies potential pathway to improve rate at which the body burns calories

Study identifies potential pathway to improve rate at which the body burns calories

Researchers say they have identified a potential pathway in our muscle tissue to improve the rate at which our bodies burn calories. [More]
Improved skin graft process shows promise for treating severe burn wounds

Improved skin graft process shows promise for treating severe burn wounds

Full thickness skin grafts are the golden standard for treating burn wounds. But most skin grafts for severe burns require a donor, and for large or complicated injury sites, a full thickness skin graft is hard to come by. [More]
Roadside garbage fires in urban India emit harmful toxins

Roadside garbage fires in urban India emit harmful toxins

Samples of smoke particles emanating from burning roadside trash piles in India have shown that their chemical composition and toxicity are very bad for human health. [More]
Kent State researcher receives NIH grant to study potential of thermogenesis for inducing weight loss

Kent State researcher receives NIH grant to study potential of thermogenesis for inducing weight loss

Physical activity is essential to fighting obesity, and scientists are constantly working to make this activity more effective and beneficial. [More]
Study finds smartphones not useful in helping adolescents maintain weight loss

Study finds smartphones not useful in helping adolescents maintain weight loss

Teens use smartphones successfully to do almost anything: learn new skills, communicate with friends, do research and catch Pokémon. But a new study finds smartphones aren't as useful for helping teens maintain weight loss. [More]
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