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Scientist Discover a New Ally for Tuberculosis

A new study published in the journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition represents a breakthrough for patients with tuberculosis. In search of new strategies against life-threatening tuberculosis infections, scientists have discovered a substance that interferes with the mycomembrane formation of the bacterium. It is effective in low concentrations and combined with antibiotics their effectiveness is improved by up to 100-fold.

Study Investigates The Fruit Fly To Understand The Human Brain

Researchers at Stanford established a direction by making a detailed cell-by-cell gene blueprint of the fruit fly's olfactory neurons. Scientists have been working to zoom in and identify how brain circuits form so they can learn to rewire troublemaking neurons. The human nervous system is like a complex circuit board. When wires cross or circuits malfunction, conditions such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder can arise. Their study has been published in Cell.

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.