RSSArchive for March, 2011

Mother’s Obesity May Lead to Infertility in the Next Generation

Mother’s Obesity May Lead to Infertility in the Next Generation

Levels of the hormone ghrelin are low in obese women and a recent study accepted for publication in Endocrinology, a publication of The Endocrine Society, reports that mice whose mothers had low ghrelin levels were less fertile due to a defect in implantation.

Gene Therapy Reverses Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

A gene therapy called NLX-P101 dramatically reduces movement impairment in Parkinson’s patients, according to results of a Phase 2 study published today in the journal Lancet Neurology. The approach introduces a gene into the brain to normalize chemical signaling.

NIDDK Funding Opportunity to attend the NMA’s Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) in conjunction with the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Medical Association (NMA) are pleased to announce the 2011 NIH-NMA Travel Awards Program. The program provides an opportunity for selected residents and fellows who are interested in careers in academic medicine to attend the 109th NMA Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly. This year’s Convention will take place at the Walter E. Washington National Convention Center in Washington, D.C. from July 23 to July 27, 2011.