Defining the Contribution of Dorsal Vagal Complex Astrocytes to the Regulation of Food Intake

Lead Research Organisation: University of Exeter
Department Name: University of Exeter Medical School

Abstract

Dysregulation of food intake contributes to obesity, a major health issue in the UK. The brain regulates food intake by integrating nutritional, nervous and hormonal cues. Utilizing an integrative physiological approach this project will focus on understanding of the contribution of glia to the neural circuits that regulate food intake.

Publications

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Description Conference Presentation: Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior Annual Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Abstract was selected for an oral communication at this conference. Gave a 12 minute presentation followed by questions from scientists in the field.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited Talk - Physiology of Obesity and Diabetes Symposium Aberdeen 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An invited research presentation on the role of hindbrain astrocytes in regulating feeding behaviour at the a satellite symposium from the main annual Physiological Society meeting. The symposium was focused on the physiology of obesity and diabetes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.physoc.org/events/physiology-obesity-diabetes/
 
Description Invited plenary speaker - ESR event for British Society for Neuroendocrinology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A plenary presentation on astrocytes and the regulation of energy homeostasis at the British Society for Neuroendocrinology Early Career Symposium in Glasgow in December 2019. This event was attended by early career members of the society as week and more senior members. There were about 60 people in attendance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.neuroendo.org.uk/page.php?item_name=EVENT%3A+Neuroendo+Celebrate