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Liver Hormone FGF21 Regulates Sugar Cravings and Alcohol Preferences: Research

FGF21, Liver Hormone that Regulates Sugar Cravings or Alcohol Preferences

Researchers from the UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered a hormone, fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21), in liver that reduce sweet and alcohol cravings in mammals. The study conducted on monkeys and mice helped scientists to know that the FGF21 hormone works with brain and directs to avoid seeking sweet foods. The study published in the Journal Cell Metabolism shows the functioning of the hormone that is produced in response to high carbohydrate levels and enters the bloodstream to signal to the brain to suppress sugar cravings.

Researchers create new metal with superior stiffness-to-weight ratio

Researchers create new metal with superior stiffness-to-weight ratio

A team of researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering & Applied Sciences has created a highly strong but lightweight metal that could lead to development of advanced aircraft, spacecraft and cars.

The new metal “nanocomposite,” which contains nearly 86 per cent magnesium and 14 per cent silicon carbide by weight, is capable of absorbing and withstanding very high levels of heat without having its integrity changed. In others words, the new silicon carbide-infused magnesium demonstrates record levels of specific strength & specific modulus.

UCLA Researchers Create Exceptionally Strong Light-Weight Metal using Nanoparticles

UCLA Researchers Create Exceptionally Strong Light-Weight Metal using Nanoparticles

By infusing magnesium with a dense and even dispersal of ceramic silicon carbide nanoparticles, researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have come up with a new metal. The newly developed metal is exceptionally strong and lightweight with extremely high specific strength and modulus, or stiffness-to-weight ratio. But, the interesting thing is that the newly developed metal could have significant implication in making of airplanes, cars, mobiles, electronics and many more.

FDA ends lifetime ban on gay blood donors

FDA ends lifetime ban on gay blood donors

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has finally lifted the lifetime ban on blood donations from bisexual and gay men, who are clinically referred to as ‘men who have sex with men’ (MSM).

The FDA’s new policy replaces the lifetime ban on gay and bisexual male blood donors with a one-year deferral for gay men. It means gay men must be celibate for at least one year for becoming eligible to donate blood.

Five Years Down the Line, Genome-Specific Diet could Help Keep Pounds Off

Five Years Down the Line, Genome-Specific Diet could Help Keep Pounds Off

Final countdown begins! In the chapter of obesity and measures to control it, a new point has come in front which states that person’s own genetic makeup plays key role in response to weight loss and gain. Just a matter of five years, and you will be presented with a master diet, based on individual patient’s genes, which will help you keep the pounds off permanently.

California Needs System That Can Help People Reach Safe Place When Hit By Earthquake

California Needs System That Can Help People Reach Safe Place When Hit By Earthquake

California residents presently are in high need of an highly advance system that can help them reach safer place in case hit by an earthquake, said members of the US Congress who are urging US President to provide funds for a prototype system currently being developed by California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

Presently, a prototype system has been developed by the researchers at the California Institute of technology (Caltech) and the congress members are asking president Obama to fund the project.

Largest-ever review of BP drugs suggests mass prescription could slash rate of strokes and heart attack

Largest-ever review of BP drugs suggests mass prescription could slash rate of strokes and heart attack

Blood pressure-lowering drugs should be given to lower the risk of heart disease, finds a major study led by Oxford University. Researchers have called for change in current rules that state only those having high blood pressure should be given the medication, so that people with normal blood pressure, but at risk of heart disease and stroke can also be saved.

Strong and Light-weight metal developed by UCLA Research Team Using Ceramic Nanoparticles

Strong and Light-weight metal developed by UCLA Research Team Using Ceramic Nanoparticles

UCLA researchers have developed a new metal by combining magnesium and ceramic silicon carbide nanoparticles which has record-breaking strength to weight ratio. The lightweight metal has extremely high specific strength and modulus. It can be used as light structural metal. Structural metals are used as load-bearing metals in structures and vehicles. The research team used magnesium as it is the lightest structural metal.

UCLA Scientists Create Super Metal with Amazing Strength to Weight Ratio

UCLA Scientists Create Super Metal with Amazing Strength to Weight Ratio

A new super metal has been created by the scientists of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), which is likely to bring about a revolution in the production of airplanes, spacecraft and cars. The metal has been made with a combination of ceramic silicon carbide nanoparticles and magnesium, and is likely to have varied applications. This metal is highly strong and super light, along with distinct stiffness-to-weight ratio.

Archaeologists Discover Pre-Viking Iron Age Settlement Almost 1,500 Years Old

Archaeologists Discover Pre-Viking Iron Age Settlement Almost 1,500 Years Old

A team of archaeologists discovered a pre-Viking Iron Age settlement belonging to over 1,500 years ago. This ancient village was excavated from at the site of a former Viking settlement in the middle of Norway's Ørland peninsula.

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology said in a press release that the site of excavation includes three large longhouses arranged in a U shape, one of which had several fire pits possibly used for cooking, keeping warm and for handwork.

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