Two Publications Identify “Longevity” Enzyme Interactions

For the last couple decades, a particular enzyme has been the focus of intense study. Sirtuin1 was found to be a key protein affecting the longevity of some organisms such as yeast. Decrease in caloric intake, which could lengthen cell life, became ineffective in the absence of sirtuin1. At the time of its discovery it […]

The Broad Scope of Internal Medicine Research

An essential component of our role as academic physicians is to promote a culture of research and inquiry among our students. In addition to providing compassionate and cutting-edge care for our patients, we must also nurture our skills in the laboratory. To this end, the Carver College of Medicine hosts Medical Student Research Day, providing […]

Links Between Gut Bacteria and Blood Vessels Uncovered

The trillions of bacteria that colonize the gut play multiple roles in health and disease. Certain forms of gut bacteria promote diabetes, lead to weight gain, and also play an important part in heart disease. Postdoctoral Associate Dr. Ajit Vikram and Dr. Kaikobad Irani, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, have just published an article with Nature […]