Pills in the Pipeline

Park, Alice
June 2004
Time;6/7/2004, Vol. 163 Issue 23, p90
Discusses the possibility that drugs will be developed to fight obesity. Consideration of how the feeding mechanism is a survival mechanism that is different in every person; How researchers at GlaxoSmithKline are studying how the chemical cholecystokinin is released by the intestines after a meal to signal the brain that the body has eaten enough food; Research on how the agent Axokine fools the brain into thinking that the body's fat stores are full by scientists at Regeneron; Focus on therapies that aim to stop the development of fat tissue in the human body.


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