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Caffeine Not An Active Appetite Suppressant

A new study found that after drinking a small amount of caffeine, participants consumed 10% less at a breakfast buffet provided by researchers, but this effect did not persist throughout the day and had no impact on participants' perceptions of their appetites.

NASA Astronaut Could Be Sick Due To Spacetravel

NASA Astronauts could be struck down by Astro-sickness, the dreams of boldly going where only a few have gone before has inspired hundreds of people to sign up with space tourism companies like Virgin Galactic. But Nasa astronaut Anna Fisher, who made history by becoming the first mother in space, has warned many are unprepared for the rigors of spaceflight and the toll it will take on their bodies.

Krintafel Boost India’s Efforts to End Malaria by 2030

A new drug called Krintafel (tafenoquine) got the US Food and Drug Administration nod to treat P. vivax malaria, which accounts for 34% of the estimated 13 million cases in India. Developed by a non-for-profit research and industry partnership, it is the first new treatment for P. vivax malaria in more than 60 years and is all set to get fast-tracked approvals for use globally.

Structural Analysis Of Influenza Vaccine Virus-Like Particles

Researchers team reveals molecular structures developed a 3-D model based on the 1918 H1 pandemic influenza virus. Virus-like particles (VLPs) are protein-based structures that mimic viruses and bind to antibodies. Because VLPs are not infectious, they show considerable promise as vaccine platforms for many viral diseases, including influenza. The study was published in Scientific Reports, could benefit VLP vaccine projects, targeting a range of viruses from HIV to Ebola and SARS coronavirus.