AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 26, Number 4, 2017


TSRI Study Reveals New Link Between Brain and Fat-burning Circuit

Oxygen sensing in the brain has a role in metabolism and sensing an organism’s internal state, a new study shows. Cues picked up from the environment by a roundworm called C. elegans determined how quickly the intestine burns fat. It works both ways, as fat reserves in the intestine could also influence the strength of the fat-burning signal from the nervous system. “The implications for this are interesting,” said TSRI Assistant Professor Supriya Srinivasan, senior author of the new study. “If oxygen-sensing neurons change their activity based on how much fat there is in an animal, what other neuronal functions can fat modulate?” To learn more about this study, click here.


Winter Clinics for Cranial and Spinal Surgery
Feb. 25, 2018 - Mar. 1, 2018; Snowmass Village, Colo.

69th Southern Neurosurgical Society Annual Meeting
Feb. 28, 2018 - Mar. 3, 2018; San Juan, PR

Second International Brain Mapping Course
April 26-27, 2018; New Orleans

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