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TSRI Scientists Find Root Cause of Appetite Loss During Illness TSRI Scientists Find Root Cause of Appetite Loss During Illness

The Discovery Opens the Door to New Therapies Influencing Appetite and WeightLoss of appetite during illness is a common and potentially debilitating phenomenon—in cancer patients, especially, it can even shorten lifespan.Now scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered how an immune system molecule hijacks a brain circuit and reduces appetite. Their research points to potential targets for treating loss of appetite and restoring a patient’s strength.