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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New article by Esther Phielix

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/p...
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DMRG day

DMRG day
The Diabetes and Metabolism Research Group spent some time outside of the research labs to fully align with the circadian rhythm in the form of a treasure hunt on and around the Sint Pietersberg and open-air winter barbecue.
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EFSD grant for Jan-Frieder Harmsen

EFSD grant for Jan-Frieder Harmsen
Congratulations to our colleague Jan-Frieder Harmsen who secured a grant of the European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes (E FSD)! The project will focus on circadian rhythm and will build further on the previous day-night rhythm studies performed by our group. These studies revealed that pre-diabetes volunteers lack day-night rhythmicity in mitochondrial function and in 24h substrate m...
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NVDO – Assessment of metabolic flexibility upon insulin stimulation and incremental submaximal exercise

NVDO – Assessment of metabolic flexibility upon insulin stimulation and incremental submaximal exercise
During the NVDO meeting, Maaike Bergman presented her work on the assessment of metabolic flexibility upon insulin stimulation and incremental submaximal exercise. Metabolic flexibility is defined as the adaptability of substrate oxidation to substrate availability, which is commonly measured as the change in respiratory exchange ratio. In obese, metabolically compromised subjects, metabolic fl...
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