New article with Matthijs Hesselink

New article with Matthijs Hesselink
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Our colleague Matthijs Hesselink collaborated on a paper titled: "Lipid droplets accumulate in the hypothalamus of mice and humans with and without metabolic disease", published in Neuroendocrinology. The full article can be found on https://doi.org/10.1159/000508735 Read the abstract below: BACKGROUND: In peripheral tissues, the lipid droplet (LD) organelle links lipid metabolism, inflammat...
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Digital get together

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 pe...
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New article by Kay Roumans

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 hepa...
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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 ...
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New article by Carlijn Remie

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 ...
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Working from home

Working from home
It is nice to see our colleagues, even if it is digital! After working from home for 5 weeks we had a group meeting to share the latest news, something we used to do on a weekly basis in person. Hope to see you all soon! 
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Happy birthday Patrick!

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

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 individua...
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Kay presented during health week at MUMC+

Kay presented during health week at MUMC+
To have healthy employees, Maastricht UMC has organized the Healthy Living Week for all employees. On Wednesday, our colleague Kay Roumans was able to explain to people with an exiting quiz that simple changes in your lifestyle or eating habits can also be very healthy, for example exposing yourself to a colder temperature. 
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New article by Lotte Grevendonk

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 decline...
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