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Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors update via JDRF

Published: Sep 11th, 2015

“In less than a decade, nPOD has provided more than 140 research teams with tissues for T1D-related research and grown from 6 collaborating labs to 168 in 17 countries.”

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Dr. Kenneth Cusi’s editorial featured in ‘Current Opinion in Lipidology’

Published: Sep 11th, 2015

Dr. Cusi, the Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism in the Department of Medicine was featured in the October edition of ‘Current Opinion in Lipidology.’


Diabetes funding opportunity available

Published: Sep 4th, 2015

From the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: Advanced Clinical Trials to test Artificial Pancreas Device Systems in Type 1 Diabetes NIH/NIDDK is […]


UFDI’s Dr. Martha Campbell-Thompson and collaborators study abnormalities of the exocrine pancreas in type 1

Published: Sep 2nd, 2015

Dr. Campbell-Thompson’s newly released publication showcases evidence that type 1 diabetes is a combined endocrine-exocrine disease in which the loss of functional beta cell mass is clinically apparent.


Update on Dr. Todd Brusko’s research: expanding and bolstering regulatory T cells

Published: Sep 1st, 2015

After isolating and expanding T cells, Dr. Brusko’s lab partnered with biomaterial engineers to create a nanoparticle vaccine to reinvigorate the T cells. Dr. Brusko is highly optimistic.


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 […]