The NIH appropriated $3.8 million to the University of California-Davis Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center, which will be the only center in the country that raises genetically altered mice for the study of obesity, cardiovascular health and diabetes. "Funding for the new center allows us to apply our expertise in mouse biology to specifically address the causes and effects of disease in multiple organ systems that are involved in metabolism, endocrinology, obesity and appetite regulation," said Kent Lloyd, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine associate dean and lead grant researcher.

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