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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 […]

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Genetic and epigenetic variation in the lineage specification of regulatory T cells

Published: Oct 29th, 2015

UFDI Researcher Patrick Concannon, Ph.D. and collaborators found evidence that suggests that a small set of regulatory elements specify the regulatory T cell (Treg) lineage and that genetic variation in […]


JDRF Requests Letters of Intent for Discovery and Development of Immune Tolerance Delivery Systems for Antigen Specific Therapies in Type 1 Diabetes

Published: Oct 24th, 2015

From JDRF: Purpose: JDRF is soliciting letters of intent (LOI) for the discovery, development and pre-clinical testing of tolerogenic delivery systems (TDS) of diabetes-specific autoantigens designed to prevent and/or reverse […]


Diabetes Awareness Month at UF: November 2015

Published: Oct 23rd, 2015

Nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. Learn more about diabetes awareness events planned at UFDI throughout November here.