Editor’s Selections: Bt protein, CB1 antagonists, hangovers, and how God influences the placebo effect.

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By Travis Saunders

Travis SaundersTravis Saunders selects several notable posts each week from Health and Clinical Research. He blogs at Obesity Panacea.

  • What if Bt saved human lives? Biofortified has a terrific post (and even a video!) on the strong impact of Bacillus thuringiensis protein on roundworm, which could improve the lives of millions of children.
  • The decline and fall of CB1 antagonists.  Just a few years ago this class of drugs held huge promise for the treatment of obesity – not anymore.  Neuroskeptic explains.
  • A personal god boosts the placebo effect. Belief that a Supreme Being cares about you significantly improves the likelihood that you’ll benefit from antidepressant medications.  Sadly, no info on which Supreme Being has the greatest impact.
  • Official.  Drinking alcohol leads to hangover.  Norther’s Doctor’s Antidote considers the potentially sobering implications of this bubbly research.

See you all next week!


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