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FASEB Science Research Conference: The Growth Hormone/Prolactin Family in Biology and Disease

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Bethesda, MD - The FASEB Science Research Conference entitled "The Growth Hormone/Prolactin Family in Biology and Disease" focuses on the growth hormone (GH)/prolactin (PRL) family of hormones influence the progression of such major health problems as obesity, diabetes, aging, mental health and multiple cancers, in addition to their role in body growth and lactation. The conference seeks to bring together researchers and clinicians from academia and industry to share unpublished data and provide a forum for lively discussions amongst colleagues from as wide a set of backgrounds as possible. The objective is to improve our understanding of how GH/PRL family proteins modulate health and disease processes, and accelerate the discovery of new drugs.

The topics to be covered by the invited speakers include stem cells, pain, inflammation, angiogenesis, fetal programming, epigenetic regulation, new drug targets/pre-clinical studies, novel animal models, nanoscale techniques, and GH and PRL secretion, signaling, and regulation of gene transcription. A major aim is to nurture the careers of young investigators by providing the opportunity to present short talks and posters, and allowing ample opportunities for networking with invited speakers, other leaders in the field, and their peers.

FASEB has announced a total of 34 Science Research Conferences (SRC) in 2015. Registration opens January 20, 2015. For more information about an SRC, view preliminary programs, or find a listing of all our 2015 SRCs, please visit http://www.faseb.org/SRC.

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Since 1982, FASEB SRC has offered a continuing series of inter-disciplinary exchanges that are recognized as a valuable complement to the highly successful society meetings. Divided into small groups, scientists from around the world meet intimately and without distractions to explore new approaches to those research areas undergoing rapid scientific changes.

In efforts to expand the SRC series, potential organizers are encouraged to contact SRC staff at SRC@faseb.org. Proposal guidelines can be found at http://www.faseb.org/SRC.

FASEB is composed of 27 societies with more than 120,000 members, making it the largest coalition of biomedical research associations in the United States. Our mission is to advance health and welfare by promoting progress and education in biological and biomedical sciences through service to our member societies and collaborative advocacy.

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