- Journal editorial board position named in honor of Bier
In honor of contributions of Dr. Dennis Bier to the field of nutrition, the American Society of Nutrition has announced the creation of the Dennis Bier, M.D., Young Career Editor, a new position on the editorial board of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, which is published by the ASN. The new position will focus on training early-career journal editors on the importance of adherence to evidence-based science. Bier, director of the USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center at Baylor and professor of pediatrics – nutrition, served as editor of the journal. Learn more and contribute online to the endowed position.
- Dr. Yong Xu and his colleagues investigate the roles the brain plays in body weight control
Maintaining a healthy body weight is no simple matter. In his lab at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Yong Xuand his colleagues investigate the roles the brain plays in body weight control. They study genes, neural circuits, neurotransmitters and intra-neuronal signals that interact to influence body weight, appetite, glucose balance and blood pressure in animal models.