Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) residing in adipose tissue participate in the pathogenesis of obesity, but their contribution toward adipose tissue homeostasis in the lean state is unclear. Boulenouar et al. (2017) now report that heterogenous type 1 ILCs in adipose tissues regulate macrophage homeostasis through cytotoxicity.
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Lydia Lynch, PhD, of the Division of Endocrinology, was recently awarded a Junior Faculty Career Development Award from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for her work investigating the positive role of iNKT cells in diabetes and obesity.
The Junior Faculty Career Development Award is given to new principal investigators working in the field of diabetes and provides scientists with $550,000 in funding over four years to continue their work researching the disease.
Prof Lydia Lynch has secured ERC funding to look at how immune cells can tackle obesity and diabetes.
Researchers at Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have found that a type of immune system cell once thought rare in humans is actually plentiful in fat cells and protects against obesity and the metabolic syndrome that leads to diabetes.