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Funding opportunity available

Published: Sep 25th, 2015

From the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: Impact of the Use of Glucose Monitoring and Control Technologies on Health Outcomes and Quality […]


New Onset T1D Study: Pancreatic Volume in Preclinical Type 1 Diabetes

Published: Sep 24th, 2015

UF researchers are seeking to determine differences in pancreatic volume between new-onset Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) patients, antibody positive subjects at increased risk for T1D, and healthy controls. The study […]


New UFDI publication: ‘Effects of Type 1 Diabetes-Associated IFIH1 Polymorphisms on MDA5 Function and Expression’

Published: Sep 21st, 2015

Researchers include Benjamin M. Looney, Ph.D., Chang Qing Xia, M.D., Ph.D., Patrick Concannon, Ph.D., David Ostrov, Ph.D. and Michael J. Clare-Salzler, M.D.


NIDDK funding opportunity available

Published: Sep 19th, 2015

From the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: Clinical, Behavioral and Physiological Research Testing Current and Novel Closed Loop Systems (DP3) “New technologies […]


UF researchers study aberrant mitochondrial function and excessive reactive oxygen species production

Published: Sep 19th, 2015

UFDI investigators Jing Chen, M.D., Ph.D. and Clayton Mathews, Ph.D. contributed to the publication in BMC Biochemistry.


Dr. William W. Hauswirth studies the ability to effectively deliver genetic material to vascular endothelial cells

Published: Sep 17th, 2015

Dysfunction of vascular endothelial cells underlies the development and progression of several potentially life-threatening diseases, including diabetes.


Dr. Michael J. Clare-Salzler studies relationship between lower omega-3 fatty acids and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide autoantibodies in a population at risk for future rheumatoid arthritis

Published: Sep 17th, 2015

Dr. Clare-Salzler and other researchers found that omega-3 FAs may protect against the development of RA-related autoimmunity in pre-clinical RA.


New research from landmark trial suggests a new low for healthy blood pressure

Published: Sep 15th, 2015

UFDI affiliate researcher Mark S. Segal, M.D., Ph.D. was the principle investigator of the study conducted.


UFDI researchers work to develop type 1 diabetes vaccine

Published: Sep 15th, 2015

Two recent publications explored different methods of delivering a vaccine for type 1 diabetes, both of which prevented 40 percent of mice from developing the disease.


UF researchers release publication on the influence of type 1 diabetes on pancreatic weight

Published: Sep 13th, 2015

UFDI faculty and a University of Miami researcher found that “reduced pancreas weight allows for comparisons across a wide range of donor ages by eliminating confounding variables.”