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NIDDK Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes

NIDDK Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes

The Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research extends a warm welcome to our 2015 NIDDK medical students that have joined us for the summer: Erica Blustein, Ismail Gregory, Peter Hung, Raghav Julakanti, Allyson Renth, and Emily Siebert. The Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes ...
Dying beta cells

Potential treatment target identified for Wolfram syndrome

Cell death can trigger numerous diseases, including a rare and severe form of diabetes known as Wolfram syndrome. The cascade of cell death occurs when molecules spill from one part of a cell into another where they don’t belong. Now, scientists working to find treatments for Wolfram syndrome have i...
Sitagliptin May Reduce heart Attack Risk in HIV

Diabetes drug may reduce heart attack risk in HIV patients

In patients with HIV, a diabetes drug may have benefits beyond lowering blood sugar. A new study from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests the drug may prevent cardiovascular problems because it works to reduce inflammation linked to heart disease and stroke ...
Carlos Bernal-Mizrachi, MD and Amy Riek, MD

Vitamin D prevents diabetes and clogged arteries in mice

New research in mice suggests vitamin D plays a major role in preventing the inflammation that leads to type 2 diabetes and atherosclerosis. Further, the way key immune cells behave without adequate vitamin D may provide scientists with new therapeutic targets for patients with those disorders. The ...
Dr. Fumihiko Urano with Raquel Gebel

Dr. Urano and the Snow Foundation Featured in the Ladue News

The Jack and J.T. Snow Foundation continues to contribute funding to Dr. Fumihiko Urano’s research into Wolfram Syndrome. Dr. Urano’s research is now ready for clinical trials, and the Snow Foundation has a goal of raising about $5 to 7 million for the clinical trial process. Urano’s research team i...
Fumi Urano, MD, PhD on ABC news

Fumi Urano, M.D. Ph.D. on the Race for a Cure

Fumi Urano, M.D., Ph.D. and Stephanie Snow Grebel speak with ABC news on the Allman Report about the challenges of funding and finding the cure for Wolfram syndrome. Stephanie’s daughter, Raquel lives with Wolfram syndrome. Also, Dr. Francis Collins of the National Institutes of Health comments on t...
Clay F.Semenkovich, MD (left) and Irfan Lodhi, PhD

Targeting fatty acids may be treatment strategy for arthritis, leukemia

Enzymes linked to diabetes and obesity appear to play key roles in arthritis and leukemia, potentially opening up new avenues for treating these diverse diseases. Researchers discovered that the same enzymes involved in turning carbohydrates into the building blocks of fats also influence the health...
Jeffrey R. Millman, Ph.D.

Jeffrey R. Millman, PhD To Speak at MOD Seminar January 22

On January 22, 2015, Jeffrey R. Millman, PhD will be giving a lecture titled: Generation of Functional Pancreatic β Cells from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells In Vitro during the Metabolism, Obesity and Diabetes seminar series. The seminar will be held in the 728 SouthWest Tower conference room. Jeffre...
Research Student

Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes and Obesity 2015

Diabetes Research Centers Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes and Obesity 2015 WHAT: Conduct laboratory-based, clinical, or translational research under the direction of an establishedscientist in the area of diabetes or obesity. Prior research experience is not required. WHEN: Summer betwe...
Welcome 2015 Fellows

Welcome to Our New 2015 Fellows

We are pleased to welcome our outstanding new fellows who will join us in July 2015....