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How high-protein diet can prevent, treat obesity

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Washington D.C. [USA], Nov 7 (ANI): High protein diet contains an amino acid called phenylalanine that, according to a latest research, is a new hunger suppressant.
The study shows how phenylalanine reduces food intake by affecting the gut and the brain, and suggests that it may be used to prevent or treat obesity.
Although high protein diets have been shown to be satisfying and to promote weight loss, they can be hard to maintain and may lead to other health problems in the long-term.
Phenylalanine is an amino acid produced in the gut when protein is digested and has previously been shown to affect the release of gut hormones that reduce appetite in rodents.
However, it was unclear exactly how the amino acid was causing this release and whether other systems were involved in phenylalanine's appetite supressing effects.
To investigate the effects of phenylalanine on appetite and gut hormone release, Professor Kevin Murphy and colleagues at Imperial College London, examined the eff..

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WWII pigeon project led to modern touch screens 

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Pigeons trained to drop artillery from the sky paved the way for the modern touch screen.
During World War II, the US Navy and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) trained the birds to peck at screens in the nose of gliders so the military could drop bombs without sending humans into dangerous territory.
The conductive touchscreen display technology the pigeons used is now in phones, tablets, wearables, laptops, and other devices – and has been revealed in a new video.
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During World War II, the US Navy and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) trained the birds to peck at screens in the nose of gliders so the military could drop bombs without sending humans into dangerous territory
Without satellite and GPS, the bombs available during this era were 'dumb,' meaning once dropped, they could be moved by the wind.
In order to successfully hit targets, pilots had to fly low to the ground – this was dangerous and increased th..

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