The Metabolic Studies Core Laboratory will provide access to established and state-of-the-art methods forstudying energy metabolism and nutrient partitioning at the whole body level in humans and animals.Consolidations of these methods in a single core laboratory is essential because of (a) the cost of theequipment and (b) the need to integrate the measures of body composition, energy expenditure, physicalactivity and nutrient partitioning and (c) to provide concentrated expertise to assist in study design andinterpretation. This Core will provide Minnesota Obesity Center (MNOC) investigators advice and assistancefrom established investigators in the application of the techniques for studying energy metabolism and nutrientpartitioning to relevant experimental questions. The services chosen for inclusion in this core were primarilythose deemed to meet the needs of MNOC investigators interested in using whole body (animal and human)studies. This core is visualized as the link between epidemiology based studies and more basic investigation.This core will assist in the vertical integration of obesity research within the MNOC and has a good track recordof promoting collaboration between investigators.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Type
Center Core Grants (P30)
Project #
2P30DK050456-11
Application #
7120313
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZDK1-GRB-W (J1))
Project Start
2006-04-01
Project End
2011-03-31
Budget Start
2006-04-01
Budget End
2007-03-31
Support Year
11
Fiscal Year
2006
Total Cost
$176,898
Indirect Cost
Name
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Department
Type
DUNS #
555917996
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Country
United States
Zip Code
55455
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