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Discoveries for a Better Tomorrow

Metabolism and Diabetes

Short Bowel Syndrome - Samuel Alaish, M.D.

Recent medical advances mean that most infants with short bowel syndrome now survive—but what next? Dr. Samuel Alaish and his team are designing new strategies to strengthen the bowel wall and prevent infections in these patients.

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Why Eating Too Much Sugar Can Be Harmful—Dr. Gerald Hart

How does eating too much sugar lead to health problems? Dr. Hart explains the connection between dietary sugar and a unique sugar in our bodies that alters proteins’ function in response to nutrients and glucose. His team is finding unexpected clues about how to treat metabolic and other diseases.

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Metabolism Changes after Surgery – Clare J. Lee, M.D., M.H.S.

Clare Lee, M.D., M.H.S., and her researchers focus on understanding the changes to a person’s metabolism that occur after weight loss surgery.

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The Struggle of Obesity Worldwide – Kimberley Steele, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, FASMBS

Dr. Kimberley Steele uses functional MRI to explore how bariatric surgery alters blood flow to the reward centers of the brain — those areas that are responsible for our desire for food.

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The Future of Primary Care – Paul O’Rourke, Jr., M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Paul O’Rourke’s research focuses on identifying and evaluating ways to attract and train the next generation of exceptional primary care physicians.

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Discoveries with Weight Loss – Vivek Kumbhari, M.D.

Dr. Vivek Khumbari and his team are developing safe and simple outpatient procedures using a device known as an endoscope that brings similar benefits to bariatric surgery.

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