Ghrelin linked to addictive behavior

October 24, 2006
A hormone once thought to control the release of learning and growth hormones may also induce food cravings and even other reward-associated behavior such as drug addictions, researchers at the School of Medicine reported Friday. Discovered in 1999 and named after the Hindi word for growth, ghrelin is a hormone produced in the stomach that »

Engineering professor is tapped for young leader’s forum

September 20, 2006
For mechanical engineering professor David LaVan, being a young expert in his field has its perks. LaVan, 35, was selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s annual Frontiers of Engineering symposium, which will take place Thursday through Saturday at the Ford Research and Innovation Center in Dearborn, Mich. According to the symposium’s »