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Even small amounts of physical activity benefit longetivity

Published: April 8th, 2015

Todd M. Manini, associate professor in the Department of Aging and Geriatric Research, was quoted in a recent Reuters article about slight physical activity leading to substantial health benefits. The story also ran In Fox News, Yahoo! Finance and The Huffington Post. Read more.

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Diamyd Medical contributes to JDRF initiative to increase understanding of type 1 diabetes

Published: April 8th, 2015

Diamyd Medical, a Swedish medical research company, annouced that it will join a research initiative launched by JDRF aimed at increasing the understanding of the natural progression of type 1 diabetes in order to transform and accelerate drug development for the disease. Diamyd Medical will contribute data that will be made available to industry and academia partners through an open access database together with similar data from other late stage type 1 diabetes studies.

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UF Health pharmacist wins cardiology award

Published: April 1st, 2015

Affiliate diabetes researcher Rhonda Cooper-DeHoff, UF College of Pharmacy, has received of the American College of Cardiology’s 2015 Distinguished Associate Award. Dr. Cooper-DeHoff’s research emphasizes risk factors for Type 2 diabetes and hypertension and improving quality of life for patients diagnosed with combined diabetes and coronary artery disease. Read more.

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UF Jonas Scholar Aluma presents at Annual Nursing Conference

Published: March 23rd, 2015

Anastasia Albanese-O’Neil, PhD, ARNP, CDE, assistant professor in the UF College of Nursing, was recently highlighted by the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence for her research on mobile diabetes technology presented at the Southern Nursing Research Society annual conference, entitled Fathers, Diabetes Education, and Mobile Technology. Read more.

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Progress in sight: New UF vision research facility to open in 2015

Published: March 17th, 2015

More than 93 million people suffer vision loss from ‪diabetes worldwide. Newly-renovated laboratory space in the UF Department of Ophthalmology will help shed new light on promising treatments and therapies aimed at improving vision health for older adults, particularly those who have diabetes. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of adult blindness in the U.S. Read more.

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UF to present at American Diabetes Association annual conference

Published: March 10th, 2015

Results from a UF diabetes research project have been selected for presentation at the upcoming American Diabetes Association 75th Scientific Sessions conference in June. Ashby Walker, Ph.D., Department of Health Outcomes and Policy, will present the study findings, entitled “Making a Difference with Behavioral Science.” Read more.

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New American Diabetes Association Grants Expand Diabetes Research

Published: February 18th, 2015

University of Florida researchers have received two new multi-year grants totaling nearly $900,000 in funding from the American Diabetes Association; enabling the launch of new scientific studies in Type 1 diabetes and diabetes-linked eye disease. Both awards seek to identify new therapies for early intervention and provide a foundation for future research. Read more.

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Diabetes drug shows early promise as treatment for lupus

Published: February 17th, 2015

A new treatment that may reverse the effects of the most common type of lupus has shown promising results after undergoing early testing by a team of researchers at UF Health. The studies involved a number of mouse models of the disease and the key experimental findings were also observed in human cells from lupus patients. The results were published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Read more.

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UF Diabetes Institute 2014 Year in Review

Published: February 16th, 2015

Read about the UF Diabetes Institute’s 2014 accomplishments as highlighted in the January column of “On the Same Page” by David S. Guzick, M.D., Ph.D., UF senior vice president for health affairs and president of UF Health. Read more.

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UF Diabetes Institute Ambassador Embarks on New NASCAR Season

Published: February 9th, 2015

NASCAR’s Ryan Reed is teaming with the American Diabetes Association in his second full season in the NASCAR Xfininty Series. Reed, a member of the UF Diabetes Institute Ambassadors Council, will campaign for awareness and educational efforts at all NASCAR Nationwide races this year, as well as at several off track health and wellness initiatives. See website for more details.