Harvard College Health Advocacy Program

Shared circulatory systems in mice: what parabiosis may tell us about obesity & diabetes

By on September 29, 2013

Hey HAP! This is an experiment worth sharing- researchers “linked” mice together so that they share the same circulatory system as follows and got these results (for those of you concerned for the mice, the procedure is performed under anesthesia; you can read more about parabiosis here- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23489470)- parabiosis

Source: http://www.nature.com/nm/journal/v16/n10/full/nm1010-1097.html

Posted by Alice Li ’14

Posted in: Science

Harvard College Health Advocacy Program's mission is to connect Boston youth and Harvard undergraduates with health education and wellness resources so that they may actively pursue a healthy lifestyle. To achieve this goal off-campus, HAP's mentors work with elementary, middle, and high school students to teach hands-on health curricula covering topics such as nutrition, exercise, food advertising, and music and noise induced hearing damage in youth. On-campus, HAP promotes our mission by hosting health-themed study breaks, group exercise socials, and resourceful cooking seminars. We believe bringing together undergraduates passionate about healthy living will enable us to improve the health of the communities in which we live.

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