Day: March 6, 2012

UC Irvine News Brief: Social networking can be good for teens, researchers find

“Our study suggests that online uses support the development of adolescents rather than placing them at increased risk,” says UCI’s Stephanie Reich.

Blocking natural, marijuana-like chemical in the brain boosts fat burning

Stop exercising, eat as much as you want … and still lose weight? It sounds impossible, but UC Irvine and Italian researchers have found that by blocking a natural, marijuana-like chemical regulating energy metabolism, this can happen, at least in the lab.