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Weight loss drugs without the nausea? Mouse study suggests it might be possible

news outletScience
Publish DateJuly 10, 2024

The study “is a technical feat,” says neurophysiologist Darleen Sandoval [professor of pediatrics, Section of Nutrition] of the University of Colorado School of Medicine. The scientists were able to observe and manipulate the AP and NTS neurons in living animals, which is “something that very few people could do,” she says.

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Ravulizumab improves kidney function in patients with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome

news outletHealio
Publish DateJuly 03, 2024

“These results support ravulizumab as a long-term treatment for people with [atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome] aHUS,” Bradley P. Dixon, professor of pediatrics and medicine and head of the renal section of the department of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote in Kidney Medicine.

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Sustained reduction in HbA1c for adults with type 2 diabetes after starting CGM

news outletHealio
Publish DateJuly 01, 2024

Satish K. Garg, professor of medicine and pediatrics at the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, said the findings revealed how CGM can benefit all adults with type 2 diabetes.

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Nature

How blockbuster obesity drugs create a full feeling – even before one bite of food

news outletNature
Publish DateJune 27, 2024

The identification of these two populations of neurons is the paper’s key contribution, says Allison Shapiro, a specialist in neurodevelopment at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora who was not involved in the research. It fits in with the anecdotal idea that there are two types of fullness: one that is anticipatory and another that arises in response to eating. “Based on what they’ve found, it appears that this specific region of the hypothalamus is responsible for both, which is pretty cool.”

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