It turns out, they like us, or so they say. Biomedical researchers should take note that for the second year in a row, U.S. Senate appropriators have declared funding the National Institutes of Health a...
June 1, 2011
Dr. Olson from the Southwestern University briefs the Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus on “Heart Making and Heart Breaking: New Biological Strategies for Heart Repair.”
Watch Dr. Olson as he briefs the Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus on important advances in our understanding of the causes of congenital heart disease that are being made through the discovery of the developmental control genes that orchestrate heart formation. Dr. Olson will provide an overview of the current understanding of the genetic basis of heart disease in children and adults, the biology of heart regeneration, and new approaches in regenerative medicine are discussed.
May 4, 2011
Dr. Friedman from the Rockefeller University briefs the Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus on “Leptin and the Biologic Basis of Obesity.”
The real cause of obesity—it’s not gluttony—is genetics, or so Dr. Friedman posits. Watch as Dr. Friedman discusses his work that unravels the molecular mechanisms that regulate body weight. Dr. Friedman has identified and characterized the activity of leptin, a hormone secreted by fat cells that balances food intake and energy expenditure. By studying leptin—and continuing to search for other genes that influence weight in humans—Friedman hopes to lay the foundation for developing therapies to combat obesity.