Forging New Defenses against Diabetic Kidney Disease

Study of Joslin Medalists suggests a novel treatment approach that may protect against dangerous complications. BOSTON – (April 24, 2017) – More than 660,000 people in the United States suffer from...
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Forging New Defenses against Diabetic Kidney Disease

New Test Identifies Patients with Diabetes Who Are At High Risk of Kidney Failure

BOSTON – (April 18, 2017) - Researchers from Joslin Diabetes Center have developed a prognostic tool that accurately predicts the risk of end stage renal disease (ESRD) in patients with both type 1...
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New Test Identifies Patients with Diabetes Who Are At High Risk of Kidney Failure

Discovering How Insulin-Producing Cells Show Their Age

Markers of aging will help us understand how beta cells begin to fail in type 2 diabetes. BOSTON – (April 5, 2017) – Diabetes researchers have puzzled for decades about why insulin-producing beta...
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Discovering How Insulin-Producing Cells Show Their Age

Giving Brown Fat a Green Light

Giving Brown Fat a Green Light

Fat-like molecules induced by cold help to turn on calorie-burning fat and improve metabolism in mice. BOSTON – (March 27, 2017) – Activated by cold, the small amounts of brown fat scattered around...
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Giving Brown Fat a Green Light

New Study Designed to Investigate Which Patients with Type 2 Diabetes will Benefit Most from Bariatric Surgery

BOSTON – (March 10, 2017) – Bariatric surgery can reverse type 2 diabetes in severely obese people, reducing or eliminating the need for medications, and improve other serious health problems such as...
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New Study Designed to Investigate Which Patients with Type 2 Diabetes will Benefit Most from Bariatric Surgery

Helping Beta Cells Divide to Conquer Diabetes

Scientists identify a key barrier to proliferation of insulin-producing cells. BOSTON – (March 9, 2017) – If you become resistant to insulin, a condition that is a precursor to type 2 diabetes, your...
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Helping Beta Cells Divide to Conquer Diabetes

Signals from Fat May Aid Diagnostics and Treatments

A form of RNA released from fat cells into the blood may help to regulate other tissues. BOSTON – (February 15, 2017) – Fat cells are not simply big blobs of lipid quietly standingby in the body...
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Signals from Fat May Aid Diagnostics and Treatments

Joslin Diabetes Center Participating in Two NIH-Funded Artificial Pancreas Clinical Trials

Devices would represent life-changing advance for people with type 1 diabetes BOSTON – (February 14, 2017) – Joslin Diabetes Center will take part in two clinical trials this year to test artificial...
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Joslin Diabetes Center Participating in Two NIH-Funded Artificial Pancreas Clinical Trials

ADA Funds Kostic Lab to Create Model Linking the Microbiome to Type 1 Diabetes

Pathway to Stop Diabetes Award will support research on connections between gut bacteria and autoimmune attack. BOSTON – (February 8, 2017) – The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has awarded Joslin...
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ADA Funds Kostic Lab to Create Model Linking the Microbiome to Type 1 Diabetes

Research Suggests Way to Improve Stroke Treatments

Approach may offer potential for safer and more effective removal of blood clots. BOSTON – (January 27, 2017) – The standard of care for treating strokes caused by blood clots involves the therapeutic...
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Research Suggests Way to Improve Stroke Treatments

Smith Family Foundation Award to Kostic Lab Will Advance Knowledge of Diabetes and the Microbiome

Joslin scientist will examine the roles of specific gut bacterial strains in triggering the autoimmune attack behind the disease. BOSTON – (January 26, 2017) – Aleksandar Kostic, Ph.D., an assistant...
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Smith Family Foundation Award to Kostic Lab Will Advance Knowledge of Diabetes and the Microbiome

Cholesterol - Good for the Brain, Bad for the Heart

Mice modified to produce less cholesterol in the brain suffer significant neurological damage. BOSTON – (January 19, 2017) – Healthy brains need plenty of cholesterol for nerve cells to grow and work...
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Cholesterol - Good for the Brain, Bad for the Heart

Studying Fat on a Fast Track

Studying Fat on a Fast Track

Adult mice that rapidly regrow fat cells and insulin-producing cells will aid research on obesity and diabetes. BOSTON – (January 17, 2017) – Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center have developed adult...
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Studying Fat on a Fast Track

Dr. Jennifer K. Sun Selected as National Chair of the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network

BOSTON – (January 9, 2017) - Jennifer K. Sun, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and Chief for the Center for Clinical Eye Research and Trials of the Beetham...
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Dr. Jennifer K. Sun Selected as National Chair of the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network

Study Suggests Route to Improve Artery Repair

Research may point towards more effective surgical stents for people with diabetes. BOSTON – (January 4, 2017) – People with any form of diabetes are at greater risk of developing cardiovascular...
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Study Suggests Route to Improve Artery Repair

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