Nanoparticle-drug combo turns white fat to brown fat with potential to treat obesity, diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 9th Jul, 2018
by Alex Muller

A way to deliver a drug directly to stored white fat cells to turn them into more easily burned brown fat cells.

Anti-obesity drug acts on brain's appetite control system

Posted in Medicine on 25th Oct, 2017
by Alex Muller

A drug that targets the appetite control system in the brain could bring about significant weight loss in people with clinical obesity.

'Fat but fit' still risk heart disease

Posted in Medicine on 15th Aug, 2017
by Alex Muller

People who are overweight or obese are at increased risk of heart disease even if they appear medically healthy, experts are warning.

Scientists find brain hormone that triggers fat burning

Posted in Science on 30th Jan, 2017
by Alex Muller

Biologists have identified a brain hormone that appears to trigger fat burning in the gut.

Alzheimers disease thought to be accelerated by an abnormal build-up of fat in the brain

Posted in Medicine on 28th Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

'Our experiments suggest that these abnormal fat deposits could be a trigger for the disease'.