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

Published: September 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: September 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: September 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: September 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: August 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: August 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: August 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 […]


New resource for diabetes investigators: the Helmsley Cellular Research Hub

Published: August 25th, 2015

UFDI helped establish this new collaborative cell hub, a source for qualified scientists to access somatic and pluripotent cell lines obtained from well-phenotyped type 1 diabetes patients.


UF type 1 researcher’s article selected as editor’s choice in Science Translational Medicine

Published: August 24th, 2015

Dr. Cherie Stabler’s work on using biomaterials to mimic regulatory T cells was featured in the latest volume of Science Translational Medicine.


Organ donor specimens: What can they tell us about type 1 diabetes?

Published: August 18th, 2015

UFDI researcher Dr. Martha Campbell-Thompson recently published an article on the Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes’s pancreatic tissue collection. Dr. Campbell highlights key findings from the nPOD collection.