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Tackle Obesity by the Browning of White Fat

Scientists developed an innovative approach to deliver drugs, via a micro-needle patch, with drugs that are known to turn energy-storing white fat into energy-burning brown fat. It reduced weight gain in mice on a high-fat diet and their fat mass by more than 30% over four weeks. The findings published in the journal Small Methods. 

Real-life sleep was captured with wrist-worn gadget for the first time

Researchers find a way to capture detailed information on human sleep cycles over long periods of time while individuals slumber at home in their usual way. According to the researchers, the findings represent a major breakthrough in sleep as for the first time it was possible to objectively capture the real-life sleep habits and sleep quality of large numbers of people. The study is published in Current Biology.

The Toxic Effects of Alcohol May Be Blocked By a Supplement

Of every 100 Americans who drink (140 million), about 12 (16 million) are considered in need of treatment for an alcohol use disorder, and eight will become chemically dependent on alcohol. Of that eight, one will become addicted very early, even after the first drunken episode. The problem is, we do not yet have a way to predict who that one person will be.