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30 September 2013

Media attention for Full4Health PhD student in Norway

Helene Johannessen of Trondheim in the stagelights

Full4Health partners in Trondheim (Norway) have found that the weight of rats was reduced by 20 to 30 percent after the vagus nerve was anaesthetized with Botox. The vagus nerve has a number of vital functions, including an effect on appetite and the passage of food through the digestive tract.

“This could possibly become a new and safe way of treating obesity,” says PhD student Helene Johannessen.

Helene is also one of the researchers presenting their projects in this year’s Norwegian research contest “Forsker Grand Prix” in Trondheim. Follow her success in the media: 

http://www.forskning.no/artikler/2013/september/367951

http://sciencenordic.com/gastric-injections-botox-might-curb-obesity

http://www.nrk.no/viten/botox-mot-overvekt-1.11259870

http://www.adressa.no/nyheter/trondheim/article8331121.ece

http://www.tv2.no/gmn/vil-bruke-botox-som-slankemiddel-4129340.html

http://www.hadeland.net/Nyheter/lokale_nyheter/article6872401.ece

http://www.ringblad.no/nyheter/article6872883.ece

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131004104958.htm

http://radio.nrk.no/serie/norgesglasset/dmpa01018913/20-09-2013

Author: GW


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