Hong Kong Baptist University
Typically thought of as candy, the root form of licorice has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat a range of conditions. Now, a new study shows that a compound from the root is highly effective at fighting pancreatic tumor growth.
Scientists at Hong Kong Baptist University have identified an enzyme that is a key regulator of satiety and appetite, and shown how inhibiting its activity can protect against weight-gain in mouse models of obesity.
Some cars are now equipped with systems that use sensors to detect if the driver is getting drowsy. While that's great if you own one of those vehicles, what happens if you drive something else? Well, researchers have developed a smartphone-based system that reportedly does the job.