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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.”


Publication by Dr. Benjamin Keselowsky featured in biomaterials book

Published: Sep 11th, 2015

UFDI researcher Dr. Benjamin Keselowsky’s paper ‘Biomaterials-Based Immunomodulation of Dendritic Cells’ was featured in Laura Santambrogio, M.D., Ph.D.’s latest book, Biomaterials in Regenerative Medicine and the Immune System. You can […]


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.