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New Test Identifies Patients with Diabetes Who Are at High Risk of Kidney Failure


Doctors rely mostly on two biomarkers -- urinary albumin to creatinine ratio (ACR) and estimated glomerular filtration rate -- to identify those at higher risk of kidney failure. But researchers say those criteria miss a large proportion of...
18-Apr-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Discovering How Insulin-Producing Cells Show Their Age


Diabetes researchers have puzzled for decades about why insulin-producing beta cells in one pancreatic islet often look and behave quite differently than their counterparts in the same islet or in nearby islets. Using newly identified cellular...
11-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Signals From Fat May Aid Diagnostics and Treatments


Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center now have identified a route by which fat also can deliver a form of small RNAs called microRNAs that helps to regulate other organs. This mechanism may offer the potential to develop an entirely new therapeutic...
15-Feb-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Joslin Diabetes Center Participating in Two NIH-Funded Artificial Pancreas Clinical Trials


Joslin Diabetes Center will take part in two clinical trials this year to test artificial pancreas systems designed to automatically monitor and regulate blood glucose levels in people with type 1 diabetes, which would replace traditional methods of...
14-Feb-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

ADA Funds Kostic Lab to Create Model Linking the Microbiome to Type 1 Diabetes


American Diabetes Association awards Aleksandar Kostic, PhD, of Joslin Diabetes Center, $1.625M for the development of a novel experimental system designed to improve our understanding about how bacteria in the gut (the gut “microbiome”) may...
8-Feb-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Weight Loss and Its Cardiovascular Benefits Continue for Five Years in Real-World Clinical Practice


Participants in Joslin's Why WAIT (Weight Achievement and Intensive Management) program lost substantial amounts of weight, and even those who maintained relatively little loss of weight after five years demonstrated reduced risks of cardiovascular...
4-Jan-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Suggests Route to Improve Artery Repair


People with any form of diabetes are at greater risk of developing cardiovascular conditions than people without the disease. Moreover, if they undergo an operation to open up a clogged artery by inserting a “stent” surgical tube, the artery is...
4-Jan-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Laurie Goodyear, PhD, Joslin Diabetes Center, Receives One of the First MoTrPAC Grants from NIH


Laurie J. Goodyear, PhD, at Joslin Diabetes Center will be part of the NIH's new MoTrPAC consortium and will help map molecular changes from physical activity.
14-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Dr. Lori Laffel, Chief of Pediatrics at Joslin Diabetes Center, Available to Comment on Type 1 Diabetes and Life Expectancy Studies


6-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

Back to School with Dr. Lori Laffel from Joslin Diabetes Center


Lori Laffel, M.D., MPH, Chief of the Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Section at Joslin Diabetes Center and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, oversees the largest pediatric diabetes clinic in New England has over 25...
15-Aug-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Expert Available: Bariatric Surgery for Diabetes

The International Diabetes Federation now recommends that surgery be considered as a treatment for obese patients with type 2 diabetes. Dr. Allison Goldfine, head of clinical research at Joslin Diabetes Center, is available for comment.
29-Mar-2011 9:00 AM EDT

Q&A: Howard Wolpert, M.D., and the Quest for an Artificial Pancreas


Emerging technologies such as continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) are helping people with type 1 diabetes manage their condition—what are the next steps? Howard Wolpert, M.D., of Joslin Diabetes Center discusses his current research and the global...
1-Oct-2010 1:00 PM EDT

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