Do BAT receptors hold the key to treating obesity and diabetes?
Scientific Discipline: Biology
New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that transient receptor channels (TRPs) activated in progenitor cells can help create more "good fat" (brown adipose tissue) than 'bad fat' (white adipose tissue) and may even convert bad fat to good
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Potential new treatment strategy for neuroinflammation related to severe type of stroke
Scientific Discipline: Cardiology, Neurobiology
New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that pharmcological blockade of a protein called TSPO reduces inflammation and brain edema in animal models of intracerebral hemorrhage
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Thoru Pederson, PhD
University of Massachusetts
Thoru Pederson is the associate vice provost for research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he also holds the Vitold Arnett Professorship in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, an endowed position. Before this position, he was the president of the Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research, held the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America’s Scholar Award, and served on NIH’s Cell Biology and Molecular Biology study sections.
In addition, he has served on editorial boards of The FASEB Journal, Journal of Cell Biology, and Molecular Biology of the Cell. He is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the American Academy of Microbiology, and has been awarded the Wilhelm Bernhard Medal and also the Medal of Charles University, Prague. He has served as the chair of the Keith Porter Endowment Fund in Cell Biology, and also as chair of the Research Awards Committee at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
Pederson received his Ph.D. in Zoology from Syracuse University and was an NIH postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Cell Biology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Pederson’s work as a scientist focuses on the functional significance of specific protein-RNA interactions in eukaryotic gene expression, with emphasis on RNA traffic and processing, as well as specialized domains within the cell nucleus. His laboratory is currently investigating the live cell dynamics of CRISPR gene-editing machinery as well as its potential applications to myotonic dystrophy and ALS.
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Experimental Biology 2017 Abstract Now Available Online
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