Stephen C. Woods: A precocious scientist

@article{Smith2011StephenCW,
  title={Stephen C. Woods: A precocious scientist},
  author={GERARD P. Smith},
  journal={Physiology \& Behavior},
  year={2011},
  volume={103},
  pages={4-9}
}
To investigate the early scientific development of Steve Woods, I reviewed his research during the first decade after he received his doctoral degree in 1970. The main parts of his research program were conditioned insulin secretion and hypoglycemia, Pavlovian conditioning of insulin secretion before a scheduled access to food, and basal insulin as a negative-feedback signal from fat mass to the brain. These topics were pursued with experimental ingenuity; the resulting publications were… Expand
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This article summarizes how the underlying physiology of conditioned insulin secretion and conditioned hypoglycemia was understood, and the entry of insulin into the brain, the existence of insulin receptors in certain brain areas, and neural reflexes that project to insulin-secreting B-cells in the pancreas were tackled. Expand
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The final problem
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