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Genetics Unzipped podcast – 006 – Big Fat Failure

Posted by on February 23rd, 2019

In this episode we’re looking at the genetics of failure – why we fail to lose weight thanks to our genes, and why ignoring genetic information and DNA diversity leads to billions of dollars being wasted on drugs that don’t work. Cambridge University neuroscientist Giles Yeo talks about his new book, Gene Eating: The science[…]

From our sister journals- April 2016

Posted by on April 29th, 2016

Here is some developmental biology related content from other journals published by The Company of Biologists.           New neural crest EMT reporter Stewart and colleagues describe a novel neural crest EMT reporter for rapid in vivo drug screening in zebrafish. They use to identify a small-molecule EMT inhibitor that blocks this process by activating retinoic[…]

Untangling developmentally programmed obesity: role of the serotonin system

Posted by on April 27th, 2016

This post highlights the approach and findings of a new research article published in Disease Models and Mechanisms (DMM): ‘5-HT2A and 5-HT2C receptors as hypothalamic targets of developmental programming in male rats’. This feature was written by Richard Seeber as part of a graduate level seminar at The University of Alabama (taught by DMM Editorial Board[…]

Travel Grants: Epigenetics, Obesity & Metabolism conference

Posted by on August 13th, 2015

Funds, especially for travel have been tightly squeezed in recent times and here at Abcam we know of how difficult it is for scientists, especially those starting out in their careers to attend conferences. Abcam is committed to bringing scientists together to share information, strengthen relationship and forge new collaborations. With this ethos, we’re very[…]

Lasker Awards 2010

Posted by on September 21st, 2010

Today, the Lasker Foundation announced the winners of their 65th annual Lasker Awards, celebrating biomedical research. The winners all contributed to scientific research with strong implications for medical advancements: Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award Awarded to: Douglas Coleman & Jeffrey Friedman for the discovery of leptin, the “obesity gene” Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award[…]