Scientists have identified a protein called the melanocortin 3 receptor as a potential drug target for treating obesity and eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa.
A new study from the University of Michigan offers insights into how neural circuitry in the brain operates and responds to feeding and hunger in real-time.
An international team of researchers has unveiled the precise shape of a key player in human metabolism, which could open the door to better treatments for obesity and other metabolic disorders.
Research investigator Isin Cakir, Ph.D., has been awarded the the 2019 Klatskin-Sutker Discovery Fund award to develop a suite of new molecules targeting obesity.
LSI Outreach Awards recognize the value of our community members' efforts to connect research, teaching and service to the public
Four teams of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows will soon launch their own cross-lab, interdisciplinary projects, with funding from the LSI Cubed program.
Scientists revealed that a receptor protein in the brain acts as the body’s “energy rheostat,” ensuring that the balance of energy and fat does not drift too far above or below its homeostatic set point. The findings open new doors for developing anti-obesity drugs.
Roger Cone is not only the director of the LSI — he is also a distinguished researcher with an active research program that thrives on diverse viewpoints and areas of expertise.
A round-up of media stories about LSI research and researchers from 2017.
A mutation underlying the most common genetic cause of early-onset obesity was thought to potentially protect patients from heart disease. New research shows otherwise.
International research team reveals why some species of cetaceans evolved sleek, muscular bodies while others grow to massive sizes
LSI Director Roger Cone named to an additional role as the university's first vice provost and director of the biosciences initiative.
LSI Director Roger Cone is among the new members of the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academies, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.