Tag - Physiology

Scientists work to improve the diet and energy of failing hearts

Our hearts use fat for fuel but as with the rest of our bodies, it’s all about balance. Both too few and too many of the small lipid droplets that our heart cells burn for energy can cause heart failure, said Dr. Weiqin Chen, molecular biologist in the Department of Physiology at the Medical...

Scientists work to turn up the heat of brown fat to combat obesity

Scientists are trying to turn up the heat-burning ability of brown fat with the long-term goal of combatting obesity. Babies and hibernating bears have brown fat to help stay warm and some adults also are lucky enough to have this fat that helps burn instead of store its unhealthy white counterpart...

Brands, Hamrick named Regents’ Professors

Two longtime faculty at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University have been named Regents’ Professors. Dr. Michael W. Brands, a professor in the Department of Physiology and Dr. Mark Hamrick, a professor in the Department of Cellular Biology & Anatomy, are both recipients of the...

MCG Faculty recognized for teaching efforts

More than 100 faculty of the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University have been recognized with Exemplary Teaching Awards for their contributions to students and residents at the state’s medical school. Awards for undergraduate medical education were based on quantity of teaching (number of...

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