Experimental drug eases effects of gluten for celiac patients on gluten-free diet

An investigational new drug offers hope of relief for celiac disease patients who are inadvertently exposed to gluten while on a gluten-free diet. Inadvertent exposure to gluten can be a frequent occurrence for celiac patients that triggers symptoms, such as pain in the gut and diarrhea, due to intestinal damage.

Source: Experimental drug eases effects of gluten for celiac patients on gluten-free diet: First proof-of-concept study shows AMG 714 (anti-IL-15 monoclonal antibody) potentially protects celiac patients from inadvertent gluten exposure — ScienceDaily

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Insight into blood signatures of inflammation

A new study identifies a pattern of inflammation associated with cardio-metabolic risks among participants in the Black Women’s Health Study, as well as two independent groups of vulnerable women. These findings could help under-served patients benefit from precision medicine and personalized profiles of disease risk.

Source: Insight into blood signatures of inflammation: Findings could lead to better clinical decision making for underserved patients — ScienceDaily

Some gut bacteria may protect against intestinal infection

Scientists have for the first time found evidence that a microbe in the human gut is associated with protection from typhoid fever infection. If the research is borne out, it could offer an exciting new way to reduce intestinal infections.

Source: Some gut bacteria may protect against intestinal infection: Study finds links between particular gut environment and resistance to typhoid infection — ScienceDaily

Evening use of light-emitting tablets may disrupt healthy sleep

A new study reveals that evening use of light-emitting tablets can induce delays in desired bedtimes, suppress secretion of melatonin (the hormone that regulates sleep and wakefulness), and impair next-morning alertness.

Source: Evening use of light-emitting tablets may disrupt healthy sleep — ScienceDaily

Switching off insatiable hunger: A new drug to help young patients with genetic obesity

Researchers have successfully treated patients whose obesity is caused by a genetic defect. Aside from its beneficial effects on the patients, the researchers also provided insights into the fundamental signaling pathways regulating satiety of the new drug.

Source: Switching off insatiable hunger: A new drug to help young patients with genetic obesity — ScienceDaily

A new connection between glucose and lipid regulation in cancer metabolism

Researchers have identified an enzyme that helps cancer cells make the building materials they need to quickly proliferate. Inhibiting this enzyme could be a strategy to slow down cancer growth, leading to more effective treatments.

Source: A new connection between glucose and lipid regulation in cancer metabolism — ScienceDaily

Whey protein supplements and exercise help women improve body composition

It’s known that men benefit from whey protein supplements and exercise, and for what is believed to be the first time, the same can be said for women, according to a large study.

Source: Whey protein supplements and exercise help women improve body composition — ScienceDaily