Learn about exciting recent advances attributable to American Diabetes Association-funded researchers.
April 30, 2011
Insulin Signaling in the Brain Controls Fat Metabolism
American Diabetes Association-funded researcher Christoph Buettner, M.D., Ph.D., is the first to show that brain insulin signaling is a major regulator of fat metabolism.
March 31, 2011
Matthias von Herrath, MD: Software Accurately Predicts Optimization of Type 1 Diabetes Treatment
In a study published in the December 2010 issue of Diabetes, Matthias von Herrath, MD from the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology confirmed the accuracy of computer modeling in enhancing drug efficacy against type 1 diabetes.
February 28, 2011
Ian Gallicano, PhD: Sperm Stem Cells Hold Promise for Type 1 Diabetes Treatment
New research suggests that men with type 1 diabetes may be capable of generating their own insulin-producing cells for transplantation.
January 31, 2011
Frank Hu, MD, PhD, MPH: Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Increase Risk of Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome
An analysis conducted by an American Diabetes Association-funded researcher, Frank Hu, MD, PhD, MPH, shows that regular consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages is strongly associated with developing type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
October 31, 2010
Brain Hormones Regulate Diabetes and Female Fertility
Joel Elmquist, DVM, PhD and fellow Jong-Woo Sohn, PhD, study how leptin and insulin work together inside the hypothalamus and provide clues to female fertility and how type 2 diabetes can develop in the absence of obesity.
September 30, 2010
Serotonin and Dietary Protein Control Risk for Gestational Diabetes
American Diabetes Association-funded researcher Michael German, MD and his postdoctoral fellow, Hail Kim, MD, PhD, have discovered that serotonin is the key regulator of diabetes onset during pregnancy.
June 30, 2010
Critical Enzyme in Fat Metabolism Provides Protection against Diet-induced Insulin Resistance in Mice
American Diabetes Association-funded researcher Robert Farese, MD, in collaboration with other scientists from the J. David Gladstone Institutes, have shown that a specific enzyme may offer protection against the complications of excess body fat.
June 30, 2010
Johanna DiStefano, PhD: Genetic Markers for End-Stage Renal Disease in Type 1 Diabetes Identified
After observing a strong genetic influence in her research, Association-funded researcher Johanna K. DiStefano, aimed to identify genes that contribute to the development of the most debilitating and fatal condition of nephropathy, called end-stage renal disease (ESRD).
June 1, 2010
Sandeep Dhindsa, MD, and Paresh Dandona, MD: Obesity and Diabetes Lower Testosterone Levels in Men
The study shows that testosterone levels decline dramatically as weight-to-height ratio, or body-mass-index (BMI), increases.
May 31, 2010
Diet, Exercise, Anti-Diabetic Drugs Can Delay or Prevent Type 2 Diabetes for 10+ Years
Association-funded researcher William C. Knowler, MD, DrPH, co-authored an article reporting the results of a 10-year follow-up Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study (DPPOS) in participants from the original trial.
April 30, 2010
Paresh Dandona, MD: Orange juice can help to reduce vascular inflammation
New data from Paresh Dandona, MD, at the University of Buffalo show that drinking orange juice with meals high in fats and carbohydrates helps to prevent blood vessel damage and reduces inflammatory stress.
March 31, 2010
Beta Cell Function Regulated by Insulin in Healthy Humans
American Diabetes Association-funded researcher Allison Goldfine, MD (Career Development Award), has uncovered a surprising discovery about the production of insulin.
February 28, 2010
Links Between Immune System and Metabolism Uncovered
American Diabetes Association-funded researcher Gökhan Hotamisligil has published results specifically links inflammation, mediated by the immune system and metabolism.
January 31, 2010
Saving limbs using gene therapy and stem cells
Dr. Gregg Semenza, MD, PhD has published findings that could improve a common condition of diabetes called blood vessel blockage.
January 31, 2010
Teresa Hillier, MD, MS: Ethnicity plays a role in the development of gestational diabetes for Chinese and Korean-Americans
Teresa Hillier, MD, MS found that more than 10% of women of Chinese and Korean heritage may be at risk for developing diabetes during pregnancy.
November 30, 2009
Vivian Fonseca, MD: Hurricane Katrina significantly impacted persons with diabetes
Dr. Vivian Fonseca, MD at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA studied the devastating impact of Hurricane Katrina on persons with diabetes.
September 30, 2009
Deborah Muoio, PhD: Glucose Intolerance Reversed
Deborah Muoio, PhD, found that providing obese rats with carnitine supplements helps them to clear the extra sugar they have trouble removing from their blood.
August 31, 2009
Promising Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment
With his Basic Science Award, Jian-xing (Jay) Ma, MD, PhD, has found a potential new treatment for diabetic retinopathy, a common complication of the eyes that can cause blindness in those with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
July 31, 2009
Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD: Obesity Study
Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, and his postdoctoral fellow, Nicoleta Ionica, MD, compared the indirect measure of body fat, BMI, to body fat directly measured in the same patient using DEXA.
June 30, 2009
Restoring Leptin Sensitivity in the Brain
Leptin, a hormone that is produced by fat cells, works through the brain to manage appetite and metabolism. Christian Bjorbaek, PhD, has published findings from his study that clarifies the mechanisms through which leptin works.
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