Navigation Links
Monell scientist Mark Friedman awarded Guggenheim Fellowship to study diet and obesity
Date:4/10/2008

PHILADELPHIA (April 10, 2008) -- Monell Center scientist Mark I. Friedman, PhD has been selected to receive a 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship to pursue his work on diet and obesity.

The prestigious fellowships are awarded to established scholars in the fields of science, humanities, and creative arts on the basis of distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional promise for future accomplishment.

Selected from a pool of over 2,600 applicants, Friedman is one of 190 recipients who will share a total of $8.2 million in awards.

The Guggenheim Fellowship is a great honor, says Friedman. It will allow me broaden my thinking about the etiology of obesity, extend my research perspective, and foster a more integrated approach to this critically important research.

Friedmans research focuses on how energy metabolism affects eating behavior. Studies in his laboratory have established that the liver acts as an energy sensor, detecting and relaying information about the bodys fuel metabolism to the brain to control food intake. He has authored over 150 publications covering laboratory and theoretical work on appetite, hunger and satiety, food preferences, and obesity.

The Guggenheim award will enable Friedman to expand his research on how diet composition in particular the interaction of dietary fat and carbohydrate affects metabolism to cause overeating and obesity. The findings will serve as the basis and provide direction for a larger program of research to elucidate the mechanisms that drive diet-induced obesity.

A leading researcher in the field of eating behavior for over 30 years, Friedman has been a member of Monells faculty since 1982. In addition to his research program, he also holds administrative appointments as Associate Director of the Monell Center and as Chair of Monells Technology Transfer Program.

Since 1925, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has granted over $265
'/>"/>

Contact: Leslie Stein
stein@monell.org
267-519-4707
Monell Chemical Senses Center
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Understanding, combating foodborne pathogens E. coli 0157 and salmonella
2. Scientists uncover the potential to control adult stem cells
3. Scientists ask whether microscaffolding can help stem cells rebuild brain after stroke damage
4. Scientists find a fingerprint of evolution across the human genome
5. Death protein research secures funding for UCF scientists
6. Yale scientists visualize the machinery of mRNA splicing
7. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory scientists devise potential approach to treat spinal muscular atrophy
8. Scientists discover 356 animal inclusions trapped in 100 million years old opaque amber
9. Great Ape Trust to gather internationally recognized scientists for Decade of the Mind III
10. CSHL scientists part of team that discovers role of rare gene mutations in schizophrenia
11. CSHL scientists identify a mechanism that helps fruit flies lock-in memories
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Monell scientist Mark Friedman awarded Guggenheim Fellowship to study diet and obesity
(Date:9/15/2014)... For multicellular lifeplants and animalsto thrive in the ... the water. In certain coastal areas, extreme oxygen-starvation ... destroy food web structure. As dissolved oxygen levels ... life into microbial community metabolism resulting in impacts ... , Over the past 50 years, oxygen minimum ...
(Date:9/15/2014)... cognitive function may play roles in one,s musical aptitude, ... timbre, tone durations, and formal structure in music. , ... that extremes in musical aptitude (extreme capacity/no capacity) are ... having moderate aptitude. , "This is a typical feature ... and it is influenced to varying degrees by environmental ...
(Date:9/15/2014)... account where hippopotamuses are demonstrably shown swimming or floating ... if they can,t swim, how did they reach and ... for the methods, patterns, and timing of the colonization ... Madagascar) may need to be reconsidered. , "Although land ... are not currently supported by positive geological evidence, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Decoding virus-host interactions in the oxygen-starved ocean 2Decoding virus-host interactions in the oxygen-starved ocean 3Decoding virus-host interactions in the oxygen-starved ocean 4Decoding virus-host interactions in the oxygen-starved ocean 5
... researchers found they could detect toxic levels of acetaminophen ... blood. This study by the National Institute of ... of Health, could be a first step in developing ... Overdose of acetaminophen, the active ingredient in many ...
... plastic 3-D glasses and an unearthly blue multi-armed creature -- ... seems to leap out of the computer screen into the ... horror image is real. The eerie "creature" is from ... Scientists at Northwestern University,s Feinberg School of Medicine are mapping ...
... the secrets to enhancing youth participation in school ... "Greener Voices" proves that children will engage in ... making and planning. Childrens gardens have ... popping up in schools, communities, public venues, and ...
Cached Biology News:Unique pattern of gene expression can indicate acetaminophen overdose 2Northwestern to expose most deadly infectious diseases in 3-D 2Northwestern to expose most deadly infectious diseases in 3-D 3Northwestern to expose most deadly infectious diseases in 3-D 4Children's gardens mushrooming 2
(Date:9/15/2014)... Hydro Dynamics, Inc. (HDI) of Rome, ... will be partnering with Proteaf Technologies (Proteaf) of ... implementing its Shock Wave Power Reactor (SPR) cavitation ... flow chemistry through process intensification has been widely ... for decades. The continuous chemistry has been ...
(Date:9/14/2014)... wide variety of ways, including by modifying the protein ... another form and perform no or even the "wrong" ... serious diseases such as Alzheimer,s, Parkinson,s or cystic fibrosis. ... "infect" other molecules of the same type and congregate ... can damage cells and tissues and make people ill. ...
(Date:9/13/2014)... Boehringer Laboratories Inc., with a forty year history ... successful broadcast of a live surgery by St. Luke’s ... FAMBS, and Maher El Chaar, MD, FACS, FAMBS, using ... This sleeve gastrectomy surgery was performed and broadcast live ... surgeons from around the world during the 5th International ...
(Date:9/12/2014)... 2014   Arthur Kay , the 23-year-old British ... Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2014. The jury, chaired by ... USD) at the final in Amsterdam ... Kay,s company uses a patented process to upcycle ... and biomass pellets, used for powering buildings and transport ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Hydro Dynamics Partners with the Continuous Flow Chemistry Experts of Proteaf Technologies 2Measuring modified protein structures 2Measuring modified protein structures 3Boehringer Laboratories, Inc. Announces Live Surgery Using Innovative System to Calibrate Sleeve Gastrectomy 2Green Startup Bio-Bean Wins $680,000 in Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2Green Startup Bio-Bean Wins $680,000 in Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 3
... Dec. 28, 2010   Today, Gov. Bobby Jindal ... Gatto and Port of Lake Providence Director Wyly ... subsidiary Myriant Lake Providence Inc., will soon begin ... of Lake Providence that will be the world,s ...
... Publishers Ltd informs that new in-demand market reports featuring ... " Drugs & Biotechnology ." Each of ... patent search which not only identifies relevant patents, but ... online interface. New market patent ...
... STATION, Dec. 23, 2010 An international team of ... announced a breakthrough that gives a new spin to ... The team has developed an electrically controllable device whose ... the culmination of a 20-year scientific quest involving many ...
Cached Biology Technology:Gov. Jindal Announces Myriant Technologies to Begin Construction of New, Sustainable Specialty Chemical Plant in Lake Providence 2Gov. Jindal Announces Myriant Technologies to Begin Construction of New, Sustainable Specialty Chemical Plant in Lake Providence 3New Topical Patent Research Reports Recently Published at MarketPublishers.com 2New Topical Patent Research Reports Recently Published at MarketPublishers.com 3Texas A&M professor helps develop first high-temp spin-field-effect transistor 2Texas A&M professor helps develop first high-temp spin-field-effect transistor 3
... Clinical is Tecans open platform for clinical ... safety and performance in the clinical diagnostic ... by flexible barcode reading and sample traceability ... the system complies with the IVD-Directive* established ...
... The new TC-412 thermal cycler, flexible on your ... is a high performance, high sample throughput instrument ... , Flexible block format: The truly user-friendly ... exchanged in a matter of seconds without the ...
Preparation Note: Prepared by method of Wimmer, E., et al., Biochemistry, 7, 2623 (1968). Quality Clarifier: Acceptor Activity: approx. 1000 picomoles phenylalanine per A 260 unit (not determined b...
... which is based on a new flow-through technology, ... in situ hybridization of tissues on microscope slide ... study of gene expression, in situ hybridization (ISH) ... can be used to validate and confirm results ...
Biology Products: