NIDDK Director’s Update
Features updates on NIH and NIDDK activities, events, NIDDK-specific plans, and trans-NIH issues.
May 11, 2015
Ease of weight loss influenced by individual biology
For the first time in a lab, researchers at the National Institutes of Health found evidence supporting the commonly held belief that people with certain physiologies lose less weight than others when limiting calories.
Apr 8, 2015
Allergy drug inhibits hepatitis C in mice
An over-the-counter drug indicated to treat allergy symptoms limited hepatitis C virus activity in infected mice, according to a National Institutes of Health study.
Mar 5, 2015
Hypothalamic POMC neurons promote cannabinoid-induced feeding
Hypothalamic pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) neurons promote satiety. Cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1R) is critical for the central regulation of food intake. Here we test whether CB1R-controlled feeding in sated mice is paralleled by decreased activity of POMC neurons.
Provides information on the latest Network of Minority Health Research Investigators’ workshop, member collaborations, awards, news from the oversight committee and more.
NIH Nutrition Quarterly
Features updates on the NIH nutrition research community and share some of the exciting activities taking place. From training opportunities to novel research findings, the NIH Nutrition Quarterly will highlight significant nutrition happenings at NIH.
NKDEP Nutrition News for Dietitians
Provides registered dietitians and nutritionists interested in chronic kidney disease updates on new NKDEP diet-related materials and activities, as well as opportunities to assist NKDEP and its efforts.
Feb 26, 2015
Sensory detection of food rapidly modulates arcuate feeding circuits
Hunger is controlled by specialized neural circuits that translate homeostatic needs into motivated behaviors. These circuits are under chronic control by circulating signals of nutritional state, but their rapid dynamics on the timescale of behavior remain unknown.
Jan 15, 2015
Activated type 2 innate lymphoid cells regulate beige fat biogenesis
Type 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s), an innate source of the type 2 cytokines interleukin (IL)-5 and -13, participate in the maintenance of tissue homeostasis. Although type 2 immunity is critically important for mediating metabolic adaptations to environmental cold, the functions of ILC2s in beige or brown fat development are poorly defined.