Erin Mentuch Cooper

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Obesity is associated with consumption of energy-dense diets and development of systemic inflammation. Gut microbiota play a role in energy harvest and inflammation and can influence the change from lean to obese phenotypes. The nucleus of the solitary tract (NTS) is a brain target for gastrointestinal signals modulating satiety and alterations in gut-brain(More)
Survey observations of the three-dimensional locations of galaxies are a powerful approach to measure the distribution of matter in the universe, which can be used to learn about the nature of dark energy, physics of inflation, neutrino masses, etc. A competitive survey, however, requires a large volume (e.g., Vsurvey ∼ 10 Gpc) to be covered, and thus tends(More)
Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) occurs as a consequence of autoimmune destruction of the insulin-producing pancreatic β-cells. Although progress has been made in the field of islet transplantation, an appealing alternative strategy for β-cell replacement therapy for IDDM is to target insulin expression to non-islet cells. We have recently(More)
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