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David Wasserman Archives

Voluntary exercise and energy balance

Mar. 23, 2018—Non-exercise physical activity has a measurable energy expenditure, which goes down when animals engage in voluntary exercise, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Study may point to new ways to reverse insulin resistance

Jan. 25, 2018—Researchers at Vanderbilt University have discovered how insulin crosses the capillary endothelium to exit blood vessels and stimulate skeletal muscle cells — a major finding that may lead to new ways to reverse insulin resistance, a hallmark of type 2 diabetes.

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15 faculty members elected as AAAS fellows

Nov. 20, 2017—Fifteen Vanderbilt faculty members conducting a range of biomedical and clinical research have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Six of the 15 have received funding through the university’s Trans-Institutional Programs initiative, which facilitates research and teaching collaborations across disciplines and are a core pillar of the university’s Academic Strategic Plan.

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Phenotyping center a global resource for investigators

Nov. 16, 2017—This summer the Vanderbilt Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center (MMPC) began its 17th year of continuous operation and federal support with a $5.5 million, five-year renewal grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Study spots possible new approach to prevent obesity

Apr. 14, 2016—An international research team that included scientists from Vanderbilt University Medical Center has found a novel way to counteract obesity in mice — by stimulating the growth of blood vessels in fat tissue.

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Photo: Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center

Jun. 25, 2015—David Wasserman, Ph.D., kicks off Wednesday’s ribbon cutting and open house to celebrate the newly renovated Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center (MMPC) on the eighth floor of Light Hall. The center, founded in 2001, provides novel techniques for studying mouse models of diabetes and other metabolic disorders. As measured by the scientific papers that flow out...

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Matrix remodeling and insulin resistance

Apr. 10, 2014—The extracellular matrix that surrounds cells plays a role in the development of insulin resistance.

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Relaxin combats insulin resistance

Oct. 16, 2013—The hormone relaxin may offer a novel approach for treating diet-induced insulin resistance.

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Matrix member key to insulin resistance

Jun. 6, 2013—A component of the extracellular matrix that surrounds cells plays a role in insulin resistance and may be a good therapeutic target.

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2013 Academic Enterprise Faculty Awards

May. 23, 2013—The 2013 Vanderbilt University Medical Center Academic Enterprise Faculty Awards, which were presented during Wednesday’s Spring Faculty meeting, included awards for Excellence in Teaching and Outstanding Contributions to Research. Award recipients were nominated by their faculty colleagues and chosen by the Academic Enterprise Faculty Awards Selection Committee.

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Vanderbilt research finds immune cells fan flames of obesity-related inflammation

Apr. 10, 2012—Researchers at Vanderbilt University have discovered that an unusual set of immune cells, called invariant natural killer T cells, can exacerbate obesity-related inflammation.

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Digestive disease research bolstered by grant renewal

Jan. 20, 2012—The Vanderbilt Digestive Disease Research Center celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with a second five-year renewal of its federal research grant.

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