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UF researchers release publication on insulin production

Published: Sep 1st, 2015

The paper is titled “C-Abl Inhibitor Imatinib Enhances Insulin Production by β Cells: C-Abl Negatively Regulates Insulin Production via Interfering with the Expression of NKx2.2 and GLUT-2.”

UF researchers study primary outgrowth cultures as a reliable source of human pancreatic stellate cells

Published: Sep 1st, 2015

Researchers found that regardless of donor pathology, outgrowth cultures produce pancreatic stellate cells that demonstrate consistent growth and protein secretion properties.

UF Lake County Extension Office offers type 2 diabetes seminars

Published: Aug 31st, 2015

The University of Florida/Lake County Extension Office will put on “Small Steps/Big Rewards,” a four-part series about preventing and delaying diabetes.

UF researchers publish paper on myxoma virus and T lymphocytes

Published: Aug 26th, 2015

The publication found that myxoma virus binds human T lymphocytes but does not enter and infect T cells until after activation.

UF type 1 researcher Dr. Martha Campbell-Thompson and collaborators identify novel diabetes-linked proteins

Published: Aug 25th, 2015

Dr. Campbell-Thompson and her collaborators recently published a paper titled ‘Proteomic Analysis of Disease Stratified Human Pancreas Tissue Indicates Unique Signature of Type 1 Diabetes.’ From the publication: “the study […]

New resource for diabetes investigators: the Helmsley Cellular Research Hub

Published: Aug 25th, 2015

UFDI helped establish this new collaborative cell hub, a source for qualified scientists to access somatic and pluripotent cell lines obtained from well-phenotyped type 1 diabetes patients.

UF type 1 researcher’s article selected as editor’s choice in Science Translational Medicine

Published: Aug 24th, 2015

Dr. Cherie Stabler’s work on using biomaterials to mimic regulatory T cells was featured in the latest volume of Science Translational Medicine.

Organ donor specimens: What can they tell us about type 1 diabetes?

Published: Aug 18th, 2015

UFDI researcher Dr. Martha Campbell-Thompson recently published an article on the Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes’s pancreatic tissue collection. Dr. Campbell highlights key findings from the nPOD collection.

Grip strength may help identify people with undiagnosed diabetes

Published: Jul 29th, 2015

Muscle strength may play a role in cardiometabolic disease. A new study led by Arch Mainous III, Ph.D., College of Public Health and Health Professions, finds that that grip strength measurements may be an effective way to identify cases of undiagnosed diabetes and high blood pressure. Read more.

ITN opens EXTEND Study in Type 1 Diabetes | Immune Tolerance Network

Published: Jul 15th, 2015

The University of Florida is among the first sites nationwide to offer The EXTEND trial, a new clinical trial that will test the ability of the drug tocilizumab to slow disease progression and may help maintain natural insulin production in individuals with newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetes. For more information, contact the University of Florida Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet research team; 352-294-5761.