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Insulitis and β-Cell Mass in the Natural History of Type 1 Diabetes

Published: Nov 21st, 2015

UFDI and nPOD investigators found that the presence of β-cells as well as insulitis several years after T1D diagnosis in children and young adults suggest that the chronicity of islet […]

Beyond the brain: disrupted in schizophrenia 1 regulates pancreatic β-cell function via glycogen synthase kinase-3β

Published: Nov 9th, 2015

Individuals with schizophrenia and their first-degree relatives have higher rates of type 2 diabetes than the general population (18-30 vs. 1.2-6.3%), independent of body mass index and antipsychotic medication, suggesting […]

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.”

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.

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

Published: Aug 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.

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.

Research Spotlight: Martha Campbell Thompson, PhD

Published: Jan 8th, 2013

A new discovery may provide a clue to why people develop Type 1 diabetes. The study, led by UF researcher Dr. Martha Campbell-Thompson, links pancreas size to diabetes risk. Researchers measured the weight of organ donors’ pancreases and found that people diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes or who were at risk for the disease had smaller-sized pancreases.

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.

JDRF Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes

JDRF Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes

Published: May 20th, 2010

Visit the JDRF nPOD website The Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes (nPOD) program, supported by JDRF at the University of Florida, is the world’s largest open research consortium […]