The Elusive Bird Leptin, Part II: Finding the Missing Bird Hormone

Yesterday I introduced the main character to this drama of the hunt for the elusive bird leptin.  Now its time to introduce the other players and get on with recounting how the discovery of the bird leptin gene was made. Several years ago I began collaborating with Dr. Rich Londraville (UA Biology) on a project involving the […]

The Elusive Bird Leptin: And Now for the Rest of the Story…

Last week the headlines read “elusive bird hormone found” and “discovery of the elusive leptin in birds.”   It has been great to see so much interest in research I have been involved with for several years, but our paper (Reference 1) and the press blurbs associated with it only tell a small part of the […]