Diabetes Virtual Camp

Following a successful Diabetes Virtual Summer Camp and Fall Camp, gathering 537 students from 111 colleges, 44 states, 10 countries, and including 213 students of underrepresented minorities, we are continuing with the Diabetes Virtual Winter Camp, sponsored by the American Diabetes Association, starting on Jan. 23rd.   Diabetes Virtual Winter Camp is a 4-week virtual […]

Dr. Caroline Apovian selected as 2020 Distinguished Leader in Obesity Medicine

The American Board of Obesity Medicine has selected Dr. Caroline Apovian, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine as the 2020 Distinguished Leader in Obesity Medicine. Dr. Apovian currently serves as Co-Director and Co-PI of BNORC, as well as the Director of the Nutrition and Weight Management Center and Fellowship Program […]

Small Grant Awarded to Rucha Patel

Rucha Patel, Ph.D., Research Fellow in Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center received a BNORC small grant award for her project “Biosynthetic regulation of a novel class of lipids with anti-diabetic and anti-inflammatory effects”, which will use the Center’s Adipose Tissue Biology and Nutrient Metabolism Core (ABM). Dr. Barbara Kahn’s laboratory discovered a novel […]

Small Grant Award Recipient

Dr. Jennifer Lee, Instructor, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has received a small grant award to support the project entitled “Molecular Basis for Enteroendocrine Cell Dysfunction in Type 2 Diabetes”.  Dr. Lee will work with the Center’s Functional Genomics and Bioinformatics Core using RNA sequencing to characterize novel transcriptional signatures from intestinal enteroendocrine cells in […]

How lipid droplets stay in shape

Source: ASBMB Today Lipid droplets, or LDs, are key lipid storage structures in cells. One might think that they simply result from lipid molecules separating out within the aqueous intracellular environment. However, LDs are well-organized organelles surrounded by proteins that act as gatekeepers that tightly control lipid entry and exit. One LD-associated protein is perilipin […]