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Leonie Heilbronn

Leonie Heilbronn

Professor and Group Leader, Obesity & Metabolism, University of Adelaide
Professor Leonie Heilbronn is based at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), where she leads the Obesity and Metabolism laboratory. Her research is at the interface between basic and clinical science. She is internationally recognised for her work in nutritional modulation in humans and has made major contributions to our current understanding of mechanisms underlying conditions such as insulin resistance, particularly inflammation and lipid metabolism. She has also contributed significantly to current concepts of caloric restriction (CR), intermittent fasting (IF) and time restricted eating (TRE) in humans. She has published more than 110 peer reviewed papers in scientific journals and is an Associate Editor of Obesity, and Obesity Research and Clinical Practice.

'Food sequencing' really can help your glucose levels. Here's what science says about eating salad before carbs

Jun 09, 2022 08:40 am UTC| Science

Biochemist and author of the Glucose Revolution Jessie Inchauspé says tweaking your diet can change your life. Among her recommendations in the mainstream media and on Instagram, the founder of the Glucose...

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Economy

Thailand lures Japanese travelers with 'boys' love' tourism

Thailand has begun a campaign to attract international tourists, especially the Japanese, by using the homegrown productions of boys love, or BL dramas. The Japanese yaoi fiction, which emphasizes homoerotic...

EU seeks to cut pesticide use in half, heal nature with new laws

The European Commission (EC) has proposed the reduction of chemical pesticide use by 50 percent and restore nature across the European Union (EU). The goal is to better protect public health and recover plunging wildlife...

Pasta robot P-Robo to start cooking 90 meals per hour

The worlds first-ever pasta cooking robot P-Robo makes its debut when E Vino Spaghetti restaurant in Tokyos Marunouchi business district welcomes diners that have very little time for a lunch break. P-Robo cooks up to...

New S. Korean technology repairs car scratches through sunlight exposure

The Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology has developed a new self-healing coating material that repairs car surface scratches through sunlight exposure. To change their chemical properties and make high...

NBA to launch AR mobile in partnership with Pokémon Go developer Niantic

The NBA and its players association (NBPA) will launch an officially-licensed augmented reality (AR) mobile game dubbed the NBA All-World in partnership with Pokémon Go developer Niantic. With the help of user...

Politics

Joe Biden announces US military reinforcements in Europe

World leaders under the NATO alliance gathered this week for a summit in Madrid, where the ongoing war in Ukraine was on the main agenda. US President Joe Biden announced that there would be reinforcements of the US...

NATO announces invitation for FInland, Sweden to join alliance

In a major shift in security in Europe this week, the NATO alliance has officially extended an invitation for Finland and Sweden to join the military grouping. The invitation came as both countries broke their neutrality...

North Korea state media says joint drills between US, South Korea, Japan another step to establishing 'Asian NATO'

North Korea has criticized the joint military drills that the US, South Korea, and Japan are holding amidst the tensions in the peninsula that resulted from Pyongyangs repeated weapons tests. North Korean state media...

Afghanistan: No women at the national unity gathering, says Taliban acting deputy PM

The international community has raised concerns about the Talibans policies on women and girls since retaking control of Afghanistan in August last year. The insurgent groups acting deputy prime minister said no female...

Science

Sea lettuce used as cow feed may lower marine ecosystem threat

A joint study conducted by a local feed manufacturer and Konkuk University showed that cows fed with a newly developed feed containing sea lettuce emitted 28 percent less methane gas than those who werent. Cows fed sea...

S. Korean scientists develop robot skin that senses tactile stimuli, self heals

A research team from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has developed a robot skin that can sense external tactile stimuli and recover from injury when damaged. The newly developed robot skin...

Absolut enlists startup's help in developing fiber-based bottle cap

The Absolut Company is enlisting the help of Swedish start-up Blue Ocean Closures in developing a fiber-based closure cap for its Absolut Vodka bottle. The caps design uses a combination of sustainably sourced FSC fiber...

S. Korea to produce biodegradable plastic with seaweed

South Koreas Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries and a research team at Pohang University of Science and Technology will begin developing technology that uses marine plants to produce biodegradable plastic material. Among...

How nanotechnology can revive Nigeria's textile industry

Nigerias cotton production has fallen steeply in recent years. It once supported the largest textile industry in Africa. The fall is due to weak demand for cotton and to poor yields resulting from planting low-quality...

Technology

NBA invests in kids' TikTok-like social network Zigazoo

The National Basketball Association is investing in Zigazoo Inc., a TikTok-like app, as the kids social network gets more involved. Among Zigazoos investors are Serena Williams, Jimmy Kimmel, and the DAmelio...

Samsung acquires German OLED display firm Cynora for $300 million

Samsung Display Co. has purchased display company Cynora GmbH for about $300 million, gaining technology for organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screens. As part of the deal, Samsung acquired Cynoras intellectual...

‘Skull and Bones’ will reportedly launch on November 8

Ubisofts long-running project for the pirate-themed game Skull and Bones might be completed soon as a new leak suggests it is ready to be released later this year. Details about its launch and pre-order items recently...

Report: Samsung is developing a lower-priced foldable phone

Samsung is reportedly developing an entry-level foldable phone that will be sold at a much lower price than the latest Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip. But the device is not expected to enter the market until...

Snapchat subscription service launches in nine countries

Snapchat started the rollout of its subscription service, officially named Snapchat+. It appears, however, that exclusive features are quite limited at the moment and it will be initially available in nine...
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