Digital get together

Although we are getting used to working from home, we still miss our colleagues: celebrating birthdays, having a chat at the coffee machine, or walking by somebody's office for a quick question. To keep each other updated and have an informal moment for interaction, we have biweekly meetings during which 2 colleagues talk about what they have been up to the last couple of weeks, work-related or personal. And of course, a quiz! Do we recognize each other's couches, backyard, and who would rather ...
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New article by Kay Roumans

Kay published a new article titled "Hepatic saturated fatty acid fraction is associated with de novo lipogenesis and hepatic insulin resistance" in Nature Communications. The full article can be found on https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-15684-0  Read the abstract below: Hepatic steatosis is associated with poor cardiometabolic health, with de novo lipogenesis (DNL) contributing to hepatic steatosis and subsequent insulin resistance. Hepatic saturated fatty acids (SFA) may be a marker...
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New article by DMRG members

Several of our DMRG members collaborated with the first author Hannah Pallubinsky for the article titled: "Passive exposure to heat improve glucose metabolism in overweight humans" in Acta Physiologica. The full article can be found on: https://doi.org/10.1111/apha.13488 Read the abstract below: AIM: Heat exposure has been indicated to positively affect glucose metabolism. An involvement of heat shock protein 72 (HSP72) in the enhancement of insulin sensitivity upon heat exposure has been ...
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New article by Carlijn Remie

Carlijn published a new article titled "Nicotinamide riboside supplementation alters body composition and skeletal muscle acetylcarnitine concentrations in healthy obese humans" in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The full article can be found on: https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/nqaa072  Read the abstract below: BACKGROUND: Nicotinamide riboside (NR) is an NAD+ precursor that boosts cellular NAD+ concentrations. Preclinical studies have shown profound metabolic health effects after...
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Happy birthday Patrick!

How to celebrate your birthday with your colleagues while working from home? Easy: a digital pub quiz! A small remark is that everybody had to bring their own drinks and snack. Congratulations to Patrick Schrauwen with organizing a successful pub quiz and of course with your birthday.
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New article by Yvonne Bruls

Yvonne Bruls published her article titled "Carnitine supplementation improves metabolic flexibility and skeletal muscle acetylcarnitine formation in volunteers with impaired glucose tolerance: A randomised controlled trial." in EBioMedicine. The full article can be found on https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ebiom.2019.10.017 Read the abstract below. BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes patients and individuals at risk of developing diabetes are characterized by metabolic inflexibility and disturbed glucose...
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New article by Lotte Grevendonk

Recently, Lotte Grevendonk was a co-author in the article titled "Older adults demonstrate interlimb transfer of reactive gait adaptations to repeated unpredictable gait perturbations.", published in Geroscience. The full article can be found on https://doi.org/10.1101/673574  Read the abstract below. The ability to rapidly adjust gait to cope with unexpected mechanical perturbations declines with ageing. Previous studies however, have not ensured that pre-perturbation gait stability was e...
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New article by Esther Phielix

Esther Phielix has published a new article titled "Athletes feature greater rates of muscle glucose transport and glycogen synthesis during lipid infusion" in the Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight. The full article can be found on https://doi.org/10.1172/jci.insight.127928  Read the abstract below. BACKGROUND: Insulin resistance results from impaired skeletal muscle glucose transport/phosphorylation, linked to augmented lipid availability. Despite greater intramuscular lipids, athlet...
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