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Tatiana C

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy


Biology; Neuroscience; Vagus Nerve; Neural Circuitry

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

The effect of fasting on vagal nerve activity

Fasting (i.e. intermittent fasting) has been shown to have many beneficial outcomes for one's health, one of which is a reduction of inflammation. The vagus nerve has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects. How does fasting reduce inflammation in the body? Is there a connection between fasting and increased vagus nerve activity?

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