Early Life Stress and Long-term Outcomes

David Walker, a Ph.D. student at The University of St Andrews in Scotland discusses his research looking at the impact of early life stress and long-term outcomes in quails. He also explored the impact of the hormonal stress response later in life. Interview by Dr. Julie Ann Lough Walker DJ, Spencer KA. Glucocorticoid programming of … Read more “Early Life Stress and Long-term Outcomes”

Maternal chemical exposure effects on the developing neuroendocrine system: timing of maternal exposure and fetal sex are important

Dr. Michelle Bellingham of The University of Glasgow talks with NEN about her recent published findings on how the timing of maternal chemical exposure and fetal sex are important for the developing neuroendocrine system. Interview by Dr. Julie Ann Lough Bellingham, M. , Fowler, P.A., MacDonald, E.S., Mandon-Pepin, B., Cotinot, C., Rhind, S., Sharpe, R.M. and … Read more “Maternal chemical exposure effects on the developing neuroendocrine system: timing of maternal exposure and fetal sex are important”

Long-term Energy Deficit In Mice Causes Long-lasting 1 Hypothalamic Alterations After Recovery

Dr. Odile Viltart, Associate Professor, Université de Lille, INSERM Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Paris, talks with NEN about her recently published paper in Neuroendocrinology, on the effects of long-term energy deficit and refeeding. Interview by Dr. Julie Ann Lough Méquinion M, Le Thuc O, Zgheib S, Alexandre D, Chartrel N, Rovère C, Hardouin P, … Read more “Long-term Energy Deficit In Mice Causes Long-lasting 1 Hypothalamic Alterations After Recovery”

Obesity in Labrador Retrievers Linked to POMC Gene Deletion

Dr. Eleanor Raffen, Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellow, University of Cambridge, talks with NEN about her research into obesity and the link with POMC gene deletion. Interview by Dr. Julie Ann Lough Raffan E, Dennis RJ, O’Donovan CJ, et al. A Deletion in the Canine POMC Gene Is Associated with Weight and Appetite in Obesity-Prone … Read more “Obesity in Labrador Retrievers Linked to POMC Gene Deletion”

A Structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study in Transgender Persons on Cross-Sex Hormone Therapy

Sven Mueller from the Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, talks with NEN about his recent study of neuroanatomical differences in transgender persons after extended cross-sex hormone therapy. Interview by Dr. Julie Ann Lough Mueller SC, Landré L, Wierckx K, T’Sjoen G. A Structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study in Transgender Persons on … Read more “A Structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study in Transgender Persons on Cross-Sex Hormone Therapy”

IDO predicts death in Neuroendocrine Neoplasia

Prof. Joerg Schefold of the Bern University Hospital, Switzerland talks to NEN about his research and recent published findings where he investigated the predictive value of IDO activity, tryptophan levels, and downstream catabolites in a neuroendocrine neoplasm patient population. Interview by Dr. Julie Ann Lough Pschowski R, Pape UF, Fusch G, Fischer C, Jann H, … Read more “IDO predicts death in Neuroendocrine Neoplasia”