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Light Snow and Rain Expected

A quick-moving system will move through tonight and early Thanksgiving morning producing rain and snow showers. Tonight light rain will push through Middle TN. Snow showers will be likely along and north of I-40, with some accumulation in S. KY and the Cumberland Plateau. 1-2 is possible along the Plateau by early Thurs. morning. Up to .5 inch is possible in S. KY and nearby TN counties. Those along the I-40 corridor will see flurries with little to no accumulation. Roads will become slick along the Plateau overnight and early Thurs. morning.


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Vanderbilt Researchers Turn to Bacteria to Fight Obesity -- Eric Alvarez

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The fight against the obesity epidemic is getting help from an unexpected ally, researchers say.

A team of Vanderbilt researchers says they found a way to reduce obesity in lab mice by giving them "helpful" bacteria.

Researchers say they trained pro-biotics to keep mice thinner, even those that ate the same fatty foods as mice who were not given the bacteria.

"It may have enormous implications concerning our well-being, our ability to remain slim and not gain unwanted weight," said Dr. William Schaffner, infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt.  "Other investigators are looking at its implications for heart disease also."

The bacteria still needs more regulation before researchers can begin testing them on humans, Schaffner said.


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