Hormone Causing Sweet Cravings Found

Hormone Causing Sweet Cravings Found

A liver hormone responsible for sweet and alcohol preferences in mammals has been detected by researchers of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Cell Metabolism published the paper in which the discovery was revealed. The hormone, named fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21), deals with environmental stresses, dietary changes and cold temperature exposure.

Increase in microcephaly in Brazil blamed on an epidemic of Zika virus

Increase in microcephaly in Brazil blamed on an epidemic of Zika virus

In Brazil, the number of infants born with small brains has shown as rise, and considering the same Brazil’s health ministry has cautioned pregnant women to take extreme precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Mosquito bites could infect them with a recently arrived virus.

Some of Brazil’s famous obstetricians have in fact now advised women against becoming pregnant.

Study shows How California’s Drought puts 888 Million Trees at Increased risk of Dying

Study shows How California’s Drought puts 888 Million Trees at Increased risk of Dying

With the help of aerial imaging, researchers has shed light on ongoing Californian drought’s impact on state’s 888 million trees since the beginning of drought in 2011. A new Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published study shows trees are dying due to the devastating drought.

Video Of Pluto Launched By NASA

Video Of Pluto Launched By NASA

Pluto’s first official video has been launched this week by the New Horizons team of NASA. The LEISA infrared imaging spectrometer was utilized by the New Horizons team to shoot this video. The fact of water ice existing on Pluto was validated by the team through the use of this technology.

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