Editor's Pics Dec 03, 2020
Enoxacin-stimulated adipocytes. Credit: Danilo Ferrucci and Andréa Rocha/INFABiC/UNICAMP
A drug called enoxacin, originally developed to treat bacterial infections, has proved capable of boosting the metabolism and attenuating the weight gain induced by a fatty diet in tests with mice. The study was conducted at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) with FAPESP's support, and the findings have just been published in the journal Science Advances.