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Insulitis and β-Cell Mass in the Natural History of Type 1 Diabetes

Published: Nov 21st, 2015

UFDI and nPOD investigators found that the presence of β-cells as well as insulitis several years after T1D diagnosis in children and young adults suggest that the chronicity of islet […]


Immune Depletion in Combination with Allogeneic Islets Permanently Restores Tolerance to Self-Antigens in Diabetic NOD Mice

Published: Nov 20th, 2015

UFDI researchers Amanda Posgai, Ph.D. and Mark Atkinson, Ph.D. and collaborators examine a new approach for preserving beta cell function in patients with recent onset T1D.


New funding opportunities available

Published: Nov 19th, 2015

From the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Aging: Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease in Older Adults (R01) “This Funding Opportunity Announcement invites applications that propose basic, clinical, and epidemiological […]


Study of GABA in Healthy Volunteers: Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics

Published: Nov 12th, 2015

UFDI Researcher Mark Atkinson, Ph.D. and collaborators found that that GABA is rapidly absorbed and tolerated in human beings, and its endocrine effects suggest potential therapeutic benefits for diabetes.


Heroes Dash for Diabetes 5k

Published: Nov 9th, 2015

The Dash for Diabetes 5k will be a hero themed 5k race in which participants have the option of dressing up as their superhero of choice and running the race […]


Beyond the brain: disrupted in schizophrenia 1 regulates pancreatic β-cell function via glycogen synthase kinase-3β

Published: Nov 9th, 2015

Individuals with schizophrenia and their first-degree relatives have higher rates of type 2 diabetes than the general population (18-30 vs. 1.2-6.3%), independent of body mass index and antipsychotic medication, suggesting […]


JDRF requests letters of intent

Published: Nov 5th, 2015

JDRF recently posted two new opportunities. The first is titled Overcoming Obstacles to Achieving Immune Tolerance in Type 1 Diabetes. From JDRF: “JDRF is soliciting letters of intent for the […]


Funding opportunity available

Published: Nov 4th, 2015

From the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: Elucidating HIV and HIV-treatment Associated Metabolic/Endocrine Dysfunction (R01) “The goal of this opportunity is to […]


Csf2 and Ptgs2 Epigenetic Dysregulation in Diabetes-prone Bicongenic B6.NODC11bxC1tb Mice

Published: Nov 2nd, 2015

In Type 1 diabetic (T1D) human monocytes, STAT5 aberrantly binds to epigenetic regulatory sites of two proinflammatory genes, CSF2 (encoding granulocyte–macrophage colony-stimulating factor) and PTGS2 (encoding prostaglandin synthase 2/cyclooxygenase 2). […]

Shannon Wallet

Human norovirus culture in B cells

Published: Oct 30th, 2015

UF Researchers Shannon Wallet, Ph.D. and Christina Graves, along with collaborators, studied human noroviruses, which are a leading cause of foodborne disease and severe childhood diarrhea, as well as a […]