Grandmaternal exercise has benefits for grand offspring, researchers find

Exercise during pregnancy could help reduce worldwide incidence of obesity and type 2 diabetes BOSTON – For eight months at the end of World War II, the Nazis blocked food supplies to the Netherlands...
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Controlling blood sugar may improve response to exercise training

BOSTON – Exercise carries a long list of benefits for everyone. For people with metabolic diseases like pre-diabetes, type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes, physical activity can help keep blood sugar...
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Long-running Joslin study leads to potential therapeutic target for people with type 1 diabetes

Researchers demonstrate enzyme can protect kidneys against toxic effects of hyperglycemia in mouse models BOSTON – Nearly two million Americans have type 1 diabetes, a condition in which the body does...
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Joslin Diabetes Center Physicians Recognized in Boston Magazine’s 2022 ‘Top Doctors’

BOSTON – Boston magazine has named 11 physicians and surgeons from four medical specialties affiliated with the Joslin Diabetes Center to its annual ‘Top Doctors’ guide. Drawing from a Castle Connolly...
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Crosstalk between pancreatic cells may drive rare form of diabetes

Mutant digestive enzymes aggregate in nearby insulin-producing beta cells, triggering an inherited condition that may shed light on other diseases of the pancreas. In the pancreas, insulin-producing...
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Cracking the code for a new system of cell-to-cell signaling

Joslin researchers discover how cells select small microRNAs that are secreted in small vesicles called exosomes and regulate metabolism in other cells at a distance. Control of most bodily functions...
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Joslin Diabetes Center Joins Beth Israel Lahey Health

Cambridge and Boston, MA (November 1, 2021) – Beth Israel Lahey Health (BILH) and Joslin Diabetes Center (Joslin) today announced that Joslin has officially joined the BILH system. Joslin’s expertise...
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Insulin resistance pinned to cell signaling defects that could act as therapy targets

Insulin resistance in the general population seems likely to be caused by a series of cell-specific signaling defects some of which appear to be sex-specific. In addition, only a portion of the...
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Newly discovered proteins provide protection against progression of kidney disease in diabetes

Elevated levels of three specific circulating proteins are associated with protection against kidney failure in diabetes, according to research from the Joslin Diabetes Center that will be published...
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Beth Israel Lahey Health and Joslin Diabetes Center Sign Definitive Agreement

Cambridge and Boston, MA (June 15, 2021) – Beth Israel Lahey Health (BILH) and Joslin Diabetes Center (Joslin) have signed a definitive agreement under which Joslin will join BILH and bring to the...
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Pain receptors linked to the generation of energy-burning fat cells: implications for obesity therapy

Vascular smooth muscle-derived Trpv1+ progenitors have found to be a source of cold-induced "brown fat" BOSTON – April 12, 2021) – A new source of energy expending brown fat cells has been uncovered...
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Kids’ metabolic health can be improved with exercise during pregnancy: here’s why

BOSTON – (March 25, 2021) – A mechanism has been identified that explains how physical exercise in pregnancy confers metabolic health benefits in offspring. According to researchers, the key lies with...
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A Message on Recent Racially-Motivated Incidents from Our President and CEO

To Our Joslin Community: Leadership and colleagues at Joslin Diabetes Center stand in support and solidarity with our Asian, Asian-American and Pacific Islander community at Joslin, in Longwood...
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