Autonomic Dysfunction Center

Honoring Robertson

David Robertson, MD, second from left, poses with three longtime colleagues who spoke during last week’s symposium honoring his scientific legacy.

Overactive stress response in obesity

An overactive stress response contributes to the development of insulin resistance in obese individuals, and blocking it may be therapeutically beneficial.

Fava beans’ impact on urine sodium

Eating fava beans increases dopamine in blood and urine, but does not stimulate urinary sodium excretion.

Smell test tells disorders apart

Patients with certain autonomic nervous system disorders have impaired odor identification, which could aid in diagnosis.