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The role of the activity of cyclooxygenase-2 in the development of insulin resistance
Taiwan (FMS-Taiwan) - National Defense Medicine Center, Taipei
Biophysics and Medical Physics
Department of Physiology and Biophysics, National Defense Medical Center
Prof. yia-ping Liu
Po-Shiuan Hsieh, MD, PhD
Type of Research Project
- Basic science
What is the background of the project?
The aim of this project is to evaluate the possible involvement of COX2 in the development of diet-induced insulin resistance and the underlying mechanisms. Using the different diet-induced insulin resistant models, we will examine the relationship of COX2 activity and the indicators of oxidative stress and insulin resistance in circulation and different insulin-sensitive tissues during different time periods of diet intervention
What is the aim of the project?
What is the aim of the project? The aim of this project is to evaluate the possible involvement of COX2 in the development of diet-induced insulin resistance and the underlying mechanisms.
What techniques and methods are used?
What techniques and methods will be used? Using the different diet-induced insulin resistant models, we will examine the relationship of COX2 activity and the indicators of oxidative stress and insulin resistance in circulation and different insulin-sensitive tissues during different time periods of diet intervention.
What is the role of the student?
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- No specific outcome is expected
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
What skills are required? Is there any special knowledge or certain level of studies needed? Are there any legal limitatons in the student
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts: - Medical students - Graduated students (less than 6 months)
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