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Bile Acids Associate with Fat Loss

A new study has suggested that a specific group of bile acids could directly burn away the lipids in fat depots, effectively making it a new therapy against obesity.When bile acids concentration in the blood reaches a certain level, it can turn up the thermostat and increase fat burning for energy and heat production. 

Old World Monkeys could be Potential Key to Stop the Progression of Rheumatoid Arthritis

In the quest for a new and more effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of USC looked to a primate. It was a particular peptide only found in Old World monkeys, called θ-defensin 1 (RTD-1), that the researchers believed had the potential to stop or even reverse the progression of rheumatoid arthritis. The promising results of their study were published in PLOS ONE.

Blood Stem Cells: The HLF Gene Protects Them

"The study confirms several previous studies that show the HLF gene's significance in blood formation", says Mattias Magnusson who led the new study. The results can have important applications in bone marrow transplants, as well as contribute to our knowledge of how leukemia develops.

Overeating at Evening Hours, especially When Under Stress

Experiments with a small group of overweight men and women have added to evidence that "hunger hormone" levels rise and "satiety (or fullness) hormone" levels decrease in the evening. The findings also suggest that stress may increase hunger hormone levels more in the evening, and the impact of hormones on appetite may be greater for people prone to binge eating.

New Universal Flu Vaccine: Clinical Trial Phase in Progress

Alphabet’s venture arm called Google Ventures earlier is one of the supporters of a mega project that is developing a vaccine for flu that is safe and effective. Vaccitech from the UK is working towards the development of the vaccine and Alphabet has shown its support by contributing $27.6 million in new funding. The funds would be used conduct clinical trials and try the new vaccine.

Radiologists See Inner Toll of Opioid Use Disorder

Emergency radiologists are seeing a high prevalence of patients with complications related to opioid use disorders, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago. Researchers said the findings underscore the need for radiologists to play a role in the care continuum for these patients.