Editor’s Selections: Bt protein, CB1 antagonists, hangovers, and how God influences the placebo effect.March 3rd, 2010 Editor's Selections 4 Comments
Travis 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!