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Bacterial interactions in the gut may influence Type 1 diabetes

Published: Jul 11th, 2014

A new study co-authored by University of Florida diabetes researchers finds that bacteria in the guts of young children with type 1 diabetes are different from those of other kids. The research is helping clarify the importance of healthy gut bacteria development in early childhood and could help lead to novel prevention therapies for people at risk of developing the disease.

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UF Researchers Named Among Top 10 Experts

Published: Jun 30th, 2014

Mark Atkinson, PhD and Desmond Schatz, MD were recognized for their pre-eminent contributions in research and treatment of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Learn more about this outstanding achievement.

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UF Researchers Present at ADA’s 74th Scientific Sessions

Published: Jun 21st, 2014

UF and UF Health faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students submitted a record number of original research presentations for the American Diabetes Association’s 74th Scientific Sessions held June 13-17, 2014 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. This year’s submissions represent one of the largest showcases of research emanating from UF.

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Predicting and preventing Type 1 diabetes

Published: May 3rd, 2014

A new University of Florida pilot study is helping researchers better understand the trajectory of Type 1 diabetes and may one day help lead to interventions to prevent the disease.

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UF Health Diabetes Faculty present at IDS 2013

Published: Dec 1st, 2013

Four distinguished UF Health diabetes experts will be heading ‘Down Under’ to Australia during the first week of December to highlight Type 1 diabetes (T1D) research work at the 13th International Congress of the Immunology Diabetes Society (IDS) in Lorne, Australia.

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Global Reality of Type 1 Diabetes in 2013

Published: Sep 17th, 2013

Although it has been over 90 years since insulin was discovered, many people around the globe with T1D still lack access. Dr. Mark Atkinson, and his colleagues recently published an article in the journal Diabetes Care, to illustrate the need for global insulin. “We can change the current realities that exist so that all can benefit from advances in diabetes management & care.”

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Brusko Lab: Protecting the “Blighted” Beta Cell

Published: Sep 20th, 2012

In an interview with International Innovation, Todd Brusko, PhD, explains how changes in the field of diabetes research are giving his team of scientists at the UF Diabetes Center of Excellence new opportunities and hope to be able to translate their laboratory findings into clinical treatments. Currently, his team is investigating treatments for type 1 diabetes based on their experiments with regulatory T cells, known as “Tregs.” Learn more.

NATCO 37th Annual Meeting

Published: Jun 1st, 2012

The NATCO Annual Meeting is the premier meeting where transplant and procurement practitioners join together to learn cutting-edge skills and collaborate with colleagues from all areas of their profession.

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UF Research Spotlight

Published: May 24th, 2012

University of Florida investigators Brian S. Wilson, MD, PhD, and Mark Atkinson, PhD, have teamed up with colleagues at the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, Calif., to devise a new combination therapy that reverses established type 1 diabetes in mice.

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What does GRAS have to do with Diabetes?

Published: Feb 10th, 2012

You can listen to an interview on Diabetes Radio with Mark Atkinson, PhD, Desmond Schatz, MD, and Robert Levine, MD, or read about GRAS in the American Diabetes Association publication, Diabetes.