HIV drug ready for clinical trials

Clinical trials of what could be the long-awaited drug against the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) will begin in Denmark by the end of the year. The results of preliminary laboratory tests, conducted by two teams of Australian scientists in collaboration with colleagues in Denmark, inspire cautious optimism. An article describing the results of these “tests”…

World Health Organization will do everything to assist refugees from Artsakh

The World Health Organization will do everything to help refugees from Nagorno-Karabagh. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated at a press conference in Geneva. He noted that refugees are in a vulnerable situation. Ghebreyesus pointed out the importance of protecting civilians and respecting international law. He noted that WHO would do everything to provide support.

How Bright-light Treatment Improves Sleep

Chronic stress is associated with sleep disturbance. In their new study, Lu Huang and colleagues identify the neural pathway behind this behavior, and at the same time, explain how bright-light treatment is able to counter it. The research was conducted in mice at Jinan University in China and published September 7th in the open access…

Food Supplementation With Coconut Oil Can Cause Obesity

In experiments with mice, researchers at the State University of Campinas observed alterations in feed consumption, weight gain, anxious behavior and an increase in central nervous system, adipose tissue and liver inflammation. An article published in the Journal of Functional Foods describes a study in which mice given an oral supplement of extra-virgin coconut oil…