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UF investigators analyze associations between anxiety symptoms and family factors in pediatric obesity

Published: Oct 20th, 2015

They found that clinically significant anxiety among children who are overweight or obese is associated with increased body dissatisfaction and parent psychological distress, as well as decreased health-related quality of […]

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Why should you consider participating in diabetes research?

Published: Oct 20th, 2015

UFDI investigators Desmond Schatz, M.D. and Anastasia Albanese-O’Neill, Ph.D. discuss patient participation in clinical trials in this diaTribe article.

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Mobilization without immune depletion fails to restore immunological tolerance or preserve beta cell function in recent onset type 1 diabetes

Published: Oct 18th, 2015

UFDI investigators and collaborators found that granulocyte colony stimulating factor monotherapy did not affect C-peptide production, HbA1c, or insulin dose.This study supports the continued exploration of G-CSF and other mobilizing […]

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Depressive symptoms in type 1 and type 2 diagnosed youth

Published: Oct 18th, 2015

UFDI Investigator Janet Silverstein, M.D. and collaborators examined the frequency of depressive symptoms among youth with T1D and T2D enrolled in Pediatric Diabetes Consortium registries. They identified depression symptoms in […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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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.

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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.