A major impediment facing many laboratories interested in understanding basic genetic and physiological mechanisms, associated pathogenesis, or developing new treatments for nutrition and obesity-related disorders is access to relevant genetic animal models and resources needed to adequately test novel hypotheses. The AMC services as outlined in the specific aims and detailed below (section 4) describe how this core directly supports the basic needs of NORC investigators via complementary approaches using the most up to date technologies. The core provides innovative support to nutrition/obesity research by continuously testing and implementing newly developed instrumentation and methodologies (e.g. body composition analysis of zebrafish models, defined aquatic diets, new aquatic species, and new methods for creating genetically engineered mice).

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Type
Center Core Grants (P30)
Project #
5P30DK056336-12
Application #
8486418
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZDK1-GRB-2)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2013-06-01
Budget End
2014-05-31
Support Year
12
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$144,863
Indirect Cost
$45,980
Name
University of Alabama Birmingham
Department
Type
DUNS #
063690705
City
Birmingham
State
AL
Country
United States
Zip Code
35294
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