CTOnews.com, December 16, according to the Science and Technology Daily, on December 14, US Eastern time, Science magazine announced the top ten scientific breakthroughs of 2023, among which the development of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists and drugs found in recent years to alleviate obesity-related health problems.
According to the official introduction of Science magazine, about 70% of adults in the United States are affected by being overweight, while in Europe, the figure is more than half.
When the time came this year, two landmark clinical trials further showed that GLP-1 receptor agonists originally used to treat diabetes produced more meaningful health benefits than the weight loss benefits that were later discovered.
According to reports, this drug can significantly lose weight, and most of the side effects can be controlled. The researchers also found in this year's clinical trials that these drugs can also reduce the symptoms of heart failure and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. As a result, Science magazine named GLP-1 as a breakthrough of the year.
In addition, researchers are conducting several trials to study the potential use of the drug in detoxification, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. However, GLP-1 currently requires long-term use to maintain its efficacy, and some patients have reported severe gastrointestinal side effects.
CTOnews.com is accompanied by other shortlisted projects of annual scientific breakthrough:
The Earth's carbon pump is slowing down.
Discovery of natural hydrogen sources below the surface
Use AI to assist with weather forecast
A new malaria vaccine developed by Oxford University
An antibody therapy that may slow down cerebral neurodegeneration in patients with Alzheimer's disease
The footprints of American immigrants from 20,000 years ago were found on the shore of an ancient lake in New Mexico.
Interstellar signals generated by large-scale black hole merging
Promote "systematic changes" in the treatment of early professional scientists by global institutions
The deployment of billions of supercomputers
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