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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Back-to-School Mask and Vaccine Advice for Kids with Diabetes

Joslin’s Pediatric Department strongly recommends kids with diabetes, who are under 12 and not eligible for the vaccine, wear masks while indoors, including at school. This is the same advice the CDC...
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Recognizing Milestones in the History of Insulin

This week marks the 100th anniversary of one of the most important breakthroughs in the history of medicine. On July 27, 1921 Frederick Banting and Charles Best were able to isolate the hormone...
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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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Joslin Honors the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin

In 1921 two researchers Dr. Frederick Banting and medical student Charles Best discovered insulin with the help of Professor John Macleod at the University of Toronto. The following year, a 14-year...
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Ancient gut microbiomes may offer clues to modern diseases

Genomic analysis of human samples from dry caves shows stark differences with modern industrialized bacterial populations. BOSTON – (May 12, 2021) – Scientists are rapidly gathering evidence that...
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Joslin's Response to Covid-19

Joslin and COVID-19 in Spanish

Joslin and COVID-19 in Spanish

Por favor, lea esta información importante sobre los cambios en las citas de telesalud en Joslin. Cuando comenzó la pandemia, se eliminaron muchos requisitos legales para permitir que los proveedores...
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Joslin and COVID-19 Vaccine(s)

Joslin and COVID-19 Vaccine(s)

Many of our patients have been asking if they will be able to receive COVID-19 vaccines from Joslin. Joslin does not have a supply of COVID-19 vaccine and therefore we are unable to offer it to...
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Joslin Statement on Trial of Derek Chauvin in Death of George Floyd

To Our Joslin Community: On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, a Minneapolis jury convicted former police officer Derek Chauvin on second and third degree murder, as well as second degree manslaughter, and he...
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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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Successful Joslin Effort to Prioritize COVID-19 Vaccine for People with Type 1 Diabetes

We are happy to announce that our efforts to move people with type 1 diabetes up the COVID-19 vaccination prioritization list, at both the federal and state levels, have been successful. Combined with...
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