MANILA — Senate Pres. Aquilino Pimentel III on Monday reminded Sen. Leila de Lima of her limitations as a detained lawmaker following her request to join voting on landmark measures.
De Lima requested to participate in Senate sessions, particularly in the deliberations of measures. However, Pimentel said that according to Senate rules she had to be present to be able to interpellate, debate and vote.
WASHINGTON — U.S. researchers said Tuesday that they have identified an enzyme that may play a central role in the development of obesity in mid-life.
In two groups of mice being fed high-fat foods, those who received an inhibitor that blocked the enzyme had a 40 percent decrease in weight gain compared with those that did not receive the drug.