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MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, CELL BIOLOGY, DISEASE MECHANISMS

New Research Discoveries…Beige Adipocyte Differentiation

GprotCongratulations to the Farmer, Layne, and Smith laboratories for their recent publication in Cell investigating the mechanisms of beige adipocyte differentiation. Meghan McDonald and Chendi Li from the Farmer lab are co-first authors. This study found that BMPs induce brown adipogenesis from mesenchymal stem cells by inhibiting ROCK activity. Furthermore this study found that loss of the SRF cofactor MRTFA promoted browning and resistance to diet induced obesity. For more information on their current research please visit: Farmer lab. Layne lab.

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Spotlight on…BUMC Art Days—March 30 & 31

All students, faculty and staff at the Boston University Medical Campus are encouraged to submit artwork of any medium to the 25th annual “Art Days”, founded by former BUSM Dean Aram Chobanian to foster the support and growth of the creative arts at BUMC. The exhibition is mounted by the Creative Arts Society. Submissions are due March 27 and for additional information please contact Keith Tornheim, PhD, 638-8296 or tornheim@bu.edu. For more Information: Art Days 2015        For past Spotlights:Archives

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