ADA Researchers In the News
Read about American Diabetes Association-funded researchers who have recently been featured in current news stories, research articles, and announcements relevant to our cause and successes.
October 31, 2012
Novel Insight on Fat Cell Regulation May Hold Key for Anti-Obesity Drugs
Association-funded researchers at the University of Michigan have recently shed light on important biological processes contributing to obesity and metabolic complications like diabetes.The discovery may explain why fat expands and metabolism slows as obesity progresses.
August 31, 2012
Chemicals in Popular Consumer Products Associated with Increased Risk of Diabetes in Women
Chemicals commonly found in beauty and hygiene products may increase the risk of diabetes in women. Tamarra James-Todd, PhD, and her mentor Janet Rich-Edwards, PhD, from Brigham and Women’s Hospital suggest that exposure to phthalates may be partially to blame for the growing prevalence of diabetes in women.
July 31, 2012
Accelerating Wound Closure in Patients with Diabetes
One of the most common complications associated with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes is delayed wound healing. If left untreated, wounds can lead to infection, amputation, and even death. Results from an ADA-funded study presented at the Association's 72nd Scientific Sessions introduced a novel treatment strategy that may significantly improve wound healing.
April 30, 2012
Diabetes May Originate in the Intestines
While the role of the pancreas and the liver in the development of diabetes are well described, a recent study conducted by ADA-funded researchers at Washington University in St. Louis suggests that the digestive system may also play a surprising and important role in developing the disease.
March 31, 2012
ADA Researcher Receives Top Award in Medicine
Congratulations to Philipp E. Scherer, PhD of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center for winning the 2012 Peter and Edith O’Donnell Award – the most prestigious honor in the field of medicine awarded in the state of Texas. Presented by The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST), the award recognizes Dr. Scherer’s exceptional accomplishment and contribution to research in diabetes and obesity.
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