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Supplemental Funding for Eligible Students, Postdoctorates, and Investigators from Backgrounds Underrepresented in Academia

November 20, 2020

Supplemental Funding for Eligible Students, Postdoctorates, and Investigators from Backgrounds Underrepresented in Academia The Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard (NORCH) is seeking to match eligible scholars from backgrounds underrepresented in academia (URiA) to research mentors at Harvard and our affiliate organizations to apply for NIH-funded Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research. We encourage all applications from eligible undergraduates, post-baccalaureates, graduate students, and faculty seeking a career in health-related research. To find out more about this program and to indicate your interest in being matched with a Harvard principal investigator, please click here. Questions can be directed to … Read More »

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The 22nd Annual Harvard Nutrition and Obesity Symposium: “Global Food Systems and Sustainable Nutrition in the 21st Century”

November 20, 2020

Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Time: 8:00am to 5:30pm EST This event will be held virtually. All are welcome! The Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard (NORCH) is pleased to announce our 22nd Annual Symposium, entitled “Global Food Systems and Sustainable Nutrition in the 21st Century.” We have an outstanding lineup of speakers who are experts in the fields of public health, global food systems, food inequity, and sustainable nutrition. Additional event info and speaker information can be found here. Fill out the interest form linked here to be notified when registration opens. Registration for this event is free.

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NORCH 7th Annual Pilot and Feasibility Research Symposium

October 14, 2020

The Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard (NORCH) is pleased to present its 7th Annual Pilot and Feasibility Research Symposium. It will be held VIRTUALLY on Thursday, October 22, 2020 @ 1:30 – 3:30PM (EST). Please click here for the link to the agenda, which has the livestream link for the day-of as well. Please reach out to HarvardNORC@mgh.harvard.edu with any questions or concerns.

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NORCH Bulletin January 2020

January 27, 2020

NORCH Newsletter January 2020 (Issue #19)

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NORCH Bulletin November 2019

November 21, 2019

NORCH Newsletter November 2019 (Issue #18)

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NORCH Bulletin September 2019

October 18, 2019

NORCH Bulletin September 2019 (Issue #17)

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NORCH Bulletin June 2019

September 6, 2019

NORCH Bulletin June 2019 (Issue #16)          

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NORCH Bulletin April 2019

April 5, 2019

NORCH Bulletin April 2019 Research Spotlight:                                                                                                                          SGLT2 Inhibition Reprograms Systemic Metabolism via FGF21-Dependent and – Independent Mechanisms  Sodium/glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors are a relatively new class of antidiabetic medications that inhibit renal glucose reabsorption, increasing glucosuria and lowering serum glucose. More recently, SGLT2 … Read More »

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NORCH Bulletin February 2019

February 18, 2019

  NORCH Bulletin February 2019 Featured: Harrison DE, Strong R, Alavez S, Astle CM, DiGiovanni J, Fernandez E, Flurkey K, Garratt M, Gelfond JAL, Javors MA, Levi M, Lithgow GJ, Macchiarini F, Nelson JF, Sukoff Rizzo SJ, Slaga TJ, Stearns T, Wilkinson JE, Miller RA.  Acarbose improves health and lifespan in aging HET3 mice.  Aging Cell. 2019 Jan 27:e12898.   This edition’s featured paper highlights the work of Richard Miller, MD, PhD, one of the speakers at our upcoming Annual Symposium, Longevity and Aging: Nutritional and Metabolic Mechanisms.    Acarbose inhibits alpha-glucosidase, reducing the rate of digestion of polysaccharides and blunding … Read More »

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Endogenous Oxytocin Levels in Relation to Food Intake, Menstrual Phase, and Age in Females

December 10, 2018

Summary:  Though oxytocin is most commonly known for its role in uterine contraction during delivery, recent evidence demonstrates that it also has an anorexigenic effect.  Elizabeth Lawson and colleagues investigated the endogenous oxytocin response to food intake and its relationship to sensations of hunger and satiety in 55 normal weight, pre-menopausal females.  Oxytocin levels were higher in younger women and were lower in the early-mid follicular phase of the menstrual cycle.  Oxytocin levels decreased significantly during the first hour following a standardized meal, with a mean 20% reduction in levels compared to baseline.  Fasting levels of oxytocin were not associated … Read More »

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