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Drug Activates Brown Fat and Increases MetabolismA drug approved to treat overactive bladder can stimulate brown fat and increase energy expenditure in men. The results suggest a strategy for treating obesity and related diseases.
Skin Microbes and the Immune ResponseResearch in mice shows how certain skin microbes help the immune system protect against pathogens. The findings may lead to a better understanding of various skin disorders.
Researchers Link Protein to Drug AllergiesScientists identified a protein in human immune cells responsible for certain drug-induced allergic reactions. Blocking the protein might lessen the side effects of many medications.
Benzodiazepine Often Used in Older People Despite RisksAn analysis of prescription patterns suggests the need for strategies to reduce the use of benzodiazepines--a class of sedative and anti-anxiety medications--in older adults.