Editor's Choice: Overeating mechanism, hidden energy unveiled & Takeda's dengue vaccine in EU

Overeating mechanism: why "eating just one chip"🍟 is impossible, Measuring hidden energy of gamma-ray bursts, Marine species that can adapt to ocean acidification & A rough start can lead to a strong bond, Read all in our first Editor's Choice of 2023. Plus our interview on what dengue vaccine approval in EU💉means for global dengue protection.

Overeating mechanism: why "eating just one chip" is impossible

A new study reveals how missing the obesity-suppressing gene called CRTC1 in certain neurons can lead to overeating a high-calorie diet in mice. 

A missing stopper

Measuring hidden energy of gamma-ray bursts 

A team of astrophysicists have successfully measured a gamma-ray burst's hidden energy by utilizing light polarization. This means that they can determine a star's true masses - which can provide clues to the evolution of the universe.  

Dying stars

Marine species that can adapt to ocean acidification 

Zooplankton called copepods show the ability to recover from the fertility and sex ratio affected by an acidified environment.

Epigenetic change

A rough start can lead to a strong bond 

Researchers developed a simple, effective method to bond polymers with galvanized steel - a material ubiquitous in the automobile industry - to create lightweight and durable products.

Dengue is one of the top ten threats to public health with Asia carrying 70% of the world’s dengue burden. Recently, the EU granted market authorization to Takeda Pharmaceutical for their vaccine. We spoke to Renata Campos to understand what this means for global dengue protection.

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