Social Separation and HPA recovery

In this episode we are joined by Jack Taylor to talk about his manuscript ‘Reunion behavior after social separation is associated with enhanced HPA recovery in young marmoset monkeys‘ published in Psychoneuroendocrinology. Jack is a doctoral student in the Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Leptin and Taste Buds

In this latest episode we hear from first author, Tricia Meredith, on her paper ‘Leptin’s Effect on Taste Bud Calcium Responses and Transmitter Secretion‘ published in Chemical Senses. Tricia undertook this work during her postdoctoral work in the lab of Dr Stephen Roper in the Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami.

Voluntary Exercise Adapts the Hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid Axis in Male Rats

In this episode we hear from Patricia Joseph-Bravo, on how voluntary exercise can adapt the hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid axis and the potential implications this has for humans, especially in relation to obesity. This talk focuses on her article ‘Voluntary exercise adapts the hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid axis in male rats’, published in Endocrinology. Patricia is a Group Head at the National … Read more “Voluntary Exercise Adapts the Hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid Axis in Male Rats”

Health Outcomes in Acromegaly: Depression and Anxiety – with Victor Geraedts

In today’s episode we take a look at the health outcomes in Acromegaly and how depression and anxiety are potential targets for improving reduced quality of life in patients. We are joined by Victor Geraedts, a guest researcher at the Max Planck Institue for Psychiatry, Munich and a Medical Intern at Leiden University Medical Center. … Read more “Health Outcomes in Acromegaly: Depression and Anxiety – with Victor Geraedts”

Diet Induced Hyperleptinemia and Ghrelin Resistance

In this episode of NeuroEndoNow Dr Zane Andrews from Monash University discusses his paper published in Neuroendocrinology on ‘Evidence that diet-induced hyperleptinemia, but not hypothalamic gliosis, causes ghrelin resistance in NPY/AgRP neurons of male mice.‘ Dr Andrews studies how the brain regulates food intake and body weight during different metabolic states and in response to … Read more “Diet Induced Hyperleptinemia and Ghrelin Resistance”

Masterclass Series in Neuroendocrinology: Neurophysiology of Neuroendocrine Neurons

In this latest instalment of NeuroEndoNow we learn about the Masterclass Series in Neuroendocrinology, a new series of books covering past and present research in neuroendocrinology. The series, aimed at PhD students and above with an enthusiasm for neuroendocrinology is edited by Dr Bill Armstrong and Dr John Russell. In this podcast Dr Bill Armstrong … Read more “Masterclass Series in Neuroendocrinology: Neurophysiology of Neuroendocrine Neurons”

Restoration of Glucocorticoid Sensitivity Through Inhibition of HSP90

In this latest episode of NeuroEndoNow senior author Dr Marcelo Paez-Pereda discusses his recent paper ‘A C-terminal HSP90 inhibitor restores glucocorticoid sensitivity and relieves a mouse allograft model of Cushing disease.’ published in Nature Medicine. Marcelo Paez-Pereda is an award-winning neuroendocrinologist at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich, Germany. In 2010, he was appointed as Coordinator of Technology Transfer. … Read more “Restoration of Glucocorticoid Sensitivity Through Inhibition of HSP90”

The Effect of acyl-ghrelin on neurogenesis and pattern separation

In this episode of NeuroEndoNow, first author Brianne Kent discusses her recent paper ‘The orexigenic hormone acyl-ghrelin increases adult hippocampal neurogenesis and enhances pattern separation’ published in Psychoneuroendocrinology. Brianne is a final year PhD student working with Dr Lisa Saksida and Professor Tim Bussey at the University of Cambridge. The work presented here was in collaboration … Read more “The Effect of acyl-ghrelin on neurogenesis and pattern separation”