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Whether artificial sweeteners cause weight loss or weight gain has been a matter of debate for some time – at least as far as their human use is concerned. Such sweeteners are routinely used in animal feed to increase appetite and weight gain. more »

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2014 Lasker Award again goes for therapeutic brain stimulation

Alim Louis Benabid and Mahlon R. DeLong are the recipients of the 2014 Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award "for Development of Deep Brain Stimulation of the Subthalamic Nucleus," a treatment for patients with Parkinson's disease who no longer respond to treatment with the drug L-dopa.

The Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award was shared by Kazutoshi Mori and Peter Walter for their discoveries about the unfolded protein response, a cellular quality control system.

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