Happy new year — with a new paper!

On the verge of 2021, we pub­lished a new paper on behav­iour­al con­trol in obe­si­ty. Lieneke Janssen and col­leagues found dif­fer­ences in the type of con­trol used for deci­sion-mak­ing between obese peo­ple on the one hand, and nor­mal weight and over­weight peo­ple on the oth­er hand. The impor­tance of exam­in­ing...

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We have code

In our 2016 Fron­tiers in Genet­ics paper on the fast and effi­cient mul­ti­vari­ate analy­sis of high-dimen­sion­al data we pro­vid­ed a link to share soft­ware code, sam­ple input data and com­plete doc­u­men­ta­tion. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, the web­site no longer exists but we have moved the code (and exam­ple data) to github. Hap­py analy­ses...

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Same same, but different

We have a new addi­tion to our series on the rela­tion­ship of smell per­cep­tion and obe­si­ty. In our lat­est paper Maria Poes­sel and her co-authors find that peo­ple with high­er BMI have low­er olfac­to­ry bulb vol­ume while olfac­to­ry func­tion is seem­ing­ly still nor­mal. The full sto­ry is avail­able here.

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Fragebogen zu deutschen Lebensmitteln

Keks und Kohlroulade? Schnitzel und Schokokuss? Was sind typ­isch deutsche Lebens­mit­tel und wie gern wer­den sie gegessen? Unsere Kol­legIn­nen vom HI-MAG wollen es her­aus­find­en und haben einen Frage­bo­gen ent­wor­fen. Eure Antworten wären ein super Wei­h­nachts­geschenk!

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New modelling paper

Our lat­est paper is con­cerned with dopamine release, dif­fu­sion and uptake. We pro­vide a com­pu­ta­tion­al mod­el (and cor­re­spond­ing soft­ware) which helps to refine our under­stand­ing of dopamine trans­mis­sion, in par­tic­u­lar the effects of pre-synap­tic mech­a­nisms. We hope it will be used fur­ther to inves­ti­gate clin­i­cal ques­tions asso­ci­at­ed with dopamine dys­func­tion...

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New Paper out!

How is loss of smell relat­ed to dietary choice? Check out our recent col­lab­o­ra­tion arti­cle titled The Aeti­ol­o­gy of Olfac­to­ry Dys­func­tion and Its Rela­tion­ship to Diet Qual­i­ty to find out!

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Delay to replication study

Dur­ing March we had the great news that the Dutch Research Coun­cil would fund an inter­na­tion­al repli­ca­tion study. Giv­en the cur­rent Covid-19 pan­dem­ic and the dis­rup­tion expe­ri­enced all over the world, a new start date has been set. We are hop­ing to start set­ting up from 1st Jan­u­ary 2021, with...

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We are hiring

UPDATE: the call is now closed. We are look­ing to hire a poten­tial PhD stu­dent in our lab in Leipzig. The project will sci­en­tif­i­cal­ly eval­u­ate dig­i­tal treat­ment pro­grammes for peo­ple with obe­si­ty. Dig­i­tal treat­ment approach­es offer great poten­tial for mod­ern, com­pre­hen­sive and inno­v­a­tive health care. As an exam­ple, the prod­uct zana­dio, devel­oped...

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I like the smell of that

We are proud to present a new paper in our series on the rela­tion­ship of smell (per­cep­tion) and obe­si­ty. Maria Poes­sel and col­leagues explore how meta­bol­ic health sta­tus, in par­tic­u­lar insulin resis­tance, may play a key role in the altered per­cep­tion of smell across a large sam­ple of peo­ple with...

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