About the Center for Neuroinflammation and Cardiometabolic Diseases (CNCD)
Our mission is to promote interdisciplinary research in neuroinflammation, which is recognized as a common factor in the development of diseases ranging from hypertension and obesity to Alzheimer’s disease and depression. Faculty from diverse backgrounds collaborate to improve scientific understanding of the mechanisms of neuroinflammation—findings that will have important clinical implications in the diagnosis and treatment of these diseases.
Lab rats are overwhelmingly male, and that’s a problem
CNCD Core Member, Dr. Anne Murphy featured in CNN article. See article here: https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/14/health/sex-biological-variable-research-science-drugs-scn/index.html
Astrocytes mediate the effect of oxytocin in the central amygdala on neuronal activity and affective states in rodents
Recent publication in Nature Neuroscience challenging the long-held dogma that oxytocin acts exclusively on neurons. This work highlights astrocytes as […]
An internationally recognized researcher in autonomic and neuroendocrine neuroscience, Dr. Javier Stern is the founding director of the Center for Neuroinflammation and Cardiometabolic Diseases.