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09/08/19 - Research
POMC and LEPR deficiency obesities
Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of therapeutics for the treatment of rare genetic disorders of obesity, has announced positive results from two pivotal...
09/08/19 - Research
Acquisition
Intuitive Surgical has announced the acquisition of Schölly Fiberoptic’s robotic endoscope business and that it will integrate Schölly’s robotic endoscope manufacturing line, and two Schölly sites...
08/08/19 - Research
Neuromodulation and obesity
Researchers at the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil assessing transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), a non-invasive neuromodulation technique that can help reduce appetite, food...
06/08/19 - Research
Hormone infusion
A small study examining the effects of subcutaneous infusion of three hormones - glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1), oxyntomodulin (OXM) and peptide YY (PYY) collectively known as ‘GOP’ - on glycaemia...
06/08/19 - Research
Bariatric surgery and counselling
A study from the Netherlands examining contraceptive use pre- and post-operatively in women who underwent bariatric surgery has reported that 60% of women are using safe contraception post-...
16/08/19 - Research
Uric acid
Twenty percent of the population have elevated levels of uric acid, increasing their risk for gout, kidney stones, metabolic syndrome, obesity, diabetes and early death, according to investigators at...
16/08/19 - Research
SECISBP2
A research team at the LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong (HKUMed), has discovered the potentials of a SECISBP2 protein in adipose tissue macrophages (ATMs) as a therapeutic...
13/08/19 - Research
Diet and
A growing body of research supports that during obesity, the immune system is often responding to components of bacteria that ‘leak’ through the intestinal tissue and results in inflammation. In turn...

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