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Archive | Inside Joslin 2009

How Beta Cells Go Bad in Diabetes

Monday, December 28, 2009

Joslin scientists led by Principal Investigator Robert Stanton, M.D., have discovered that high blood glucose levels damage a key enzyme that guards insulin-producing beta cells. Their surprising finding raises hopes of finding drugs that protect the enzyme, and thus the beta cells and their insulin production.

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Kids with Diabetes Shouldn't Skimp on Whole Foods to Count Carbs

Monday, December 21, 2009

Youth with type 1 diabetes and their parents may skip on eating healthful foods in attempting to reduce the risks of low blood sugar, according to a paper published in this month’s Diabetes Care by researchers from Joslin and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

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Brown Fat Research Could Pay Off for Type 2 Diabetes

Friday, December 18, 2009

Scientists have long known about brown fat, a “good” fat found in babies and children that increases the expenditure of energy. But they’ve generally assumed that brown fat doesn’t play an active role in adults. Until last spring, when Joslin’s Aaron Cypess, M.D., Ph.D., and his colleagues demonstrated that brown fat can remain active in adults.

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Dr. Thomas Serwold Joins Joslin Research Team

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

In November, Thomas Serwold, Ph.D., joined Joslin as the newest junior faculty member. Dr. Serwold was formerly with the Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at Stanford University Medical School, where he trained with Dr. Irving Weissman, the first scientist to isolate adult stem cells.

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Kenton Holden Is Joslin's Youth Ambassador

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Kenton Holden, 14, of Weston, Massachusetts will serve as Joslin Diabetes Center’s first Youth Ambassador, starting in January 2010.

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