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University of Florida Pediatric Endocrinology World Diabetes Day “BLUE CIRCLE” Photo Contest

Published: Oct 13th, 2015

This is your chance to be creative & promote diabetes awareness. Blue circles are the global symbol associated with diabetes. Take a picture that has one or more blue circles […]


Immunoproteomic Profiling of Anti-Viral Antibodies in New-Onset Type 1 Diabetes Using Protein Arrays

Published: Oct 12th, 2015

UFDI investigators and collaborators at Arizona State University found that the Epstein-Barr virus may have a role in type 1 diabetes development.

UFDI Investigator Patrick Concannon, Ph.D.

Novel Association Between Immune-Mediated Susceptibility Loci and Persistent Autoantibody Positivity in Type 1 Diabetes

Published: Oct 10th, 2015

UFDI researcher Patrick Concannon, Ph.D. and other collaborators found that four loci were associated with autoantibody positivity at genome-wide significance in type 1 diabetes.


New NIDDK funding opportunities available

Published: Oct 9th, 2015

Two new NIH/NIDDK funding opportunities have become recently available: From the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: Research Using Biosamples and Subjects from […]


The Moderating Role of Body Dissatisfaction in the Relationship between ADHD Symptoms and Disordered Eating in Pediatric Overweight and Obesity

Published: Oct 6th, 2015

UFDI investigator David Janicke, Ph.D. and other UF researchers found that body dissatisfaction and ADHD symptoms in youth were associated with disordered eating.


Downstream mediators of the intratumoral interferon response suppress antitumor immunity, induce gemcitabine resistance and associate with poor survival in human pancreatic cancer

Published: Oct 3rd, 2015

UF investigators found that interferon-y (central to antitumor immunity) has multiple negative effects on cell types within the pancreatic cancer microenvironment.


A cell-based microarray to investigate combinatorial effects of microparticle-encapsulated adjuvants on dendritic cell activation

Published: Oct 3rd, 2015

UF investigators published a paper on dendritic cell activation in the Journal of Materials Chemistry B.

Schatz 2015 Medium

JDRF and the American Diabetes Association, in Collaboration with Multiple Diabetes Organizations Publish New Classification and Staging Approach for Presymptomatic Type 1 Diabetes

Published: Sep 29th, 2015

JDRF and the American Diabetes Association, announced today that a new classification approach for staging T1D in its earliest presymptomatic stages would be published in the September 24th online version […]


New four-drug mixture reverses Type 1 diabetes in mice

Published: Sep 29th, 2015

Call it the scientist’s version of happy hour: A new, four-drug cocktail has shown a novel ability to reverse established Type 1 diabetes in some mice, University of Florida Health […]


New Report Finds 23 of 25 States with Highest Rates of Obesity are in the South and Midwest

Published: Sep 29th, 2015

“United States adult obesity rates remained mostly steady―but high―this past year, increasing in Kansas, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Utah,” according to a report from TFAH and RWJF.