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Released: 21-Jun-2021 9:55 AM EDT
Endocrine Society Mourns the Passing of Dr. Jean D. Wilson
Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society leadership is saddened to announce the passing of renowned member and Past President Jean D. Wilson, M.D. Wilson was President of the Endocrine Society from 1989 to 1990 and a member for almost fifty years.

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Released: 18-Jun-2021 3:10 PM EDT
Undiagnosed and Untreated Disease Identified in Rural South Africa
University of Alabama at Birmingham

A comprehensive health-screening program in rural northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, has found a high burden of undiagnosed or poorly controlled non-communicable diseases, according to a study published in The Lancet Global Health.

Released: 17-Jun-2021 4:15 PM EDT
UNC Researchers Lead Study of Diabetes Treatment of COVID-19 Patients
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Diabetes is one of the comorbidities most strongly associated with severe COVID-19 in the US, and data from early in the pandemic suggested individuals with type 2 diabetes faced twice the risk of death from COVID-19 and a greater risk of requiring hospitalization and intensive care. A new study shows best treatment options.

Released: 15-Jun-2021 12:45 PM EDT
Beth Israel Lahey Health and Joslin Diabetes Center Sign Definitive Agreement
Beth Israel Lahey Health

Beth Israel Lahey Health (BILH) and Joslin Diabetes Center (Joslin) have signed a definitive agreement under which Joslin will join BILH and bring to the system its expertise as a world-renowned center of excellence in diabetes research, education and clinical care.

Newswise: Media Advisory: June 23rd Today’s Dietitian Webinar
Released: 15-Jun-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Media Advisory: June 23rd Today’s Dietitian Webinar
Monday Campaigns

Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN, will moderate an expert panel of speakers as they share ways of integrating a plant-forward diet and other healthy behaviors into daily routines so people at-risk or with prediabetes can dramatically reduce their likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes or other major health complications.

Released: 15-Jun-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Why Telehealth is Not Meeting the Needs of African Americans with Diabetes
Thomas Jefferson University

Mistrust in physicians kept some Black patients with diabetes from using these services during the pandemic

9-Jun-2021 12:40 PM EDT
New Study Finds Weight-Loss Surgery Less Commonly Used in States with Highest Rates of Obesity
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

A new study released today finds residents in several states with the highest obesity rates in the country are among the least likely to undergo weight-loss surgery, long considered the standard of care for severe obesity and related diseases including type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

9-Jun-2021 12:30 PM EDT
ASMBS 2021 Annual Meeting Select Study Highlights
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

The risk of stroke is cut by more than half in what researchers believe is the largest patient sample size ever for a study on bariatric surgery and its effect on ischemic cerebrovascular disease (96,094 bariatric surgery patients and 1,533,725 matched nonsurgical patients with obesity).

9-Jun-2021 12:40 PM EDT
ASMBS 2021 Annual Meeting Invited Papers
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

Long-Term Outcomes of Duodenal Switch (DS) Versus Single Anastomosis Duodeno-Ileostomy with Sleeve Gastrectomy (SADI-S): A Matched Cohort Study

7-Jun-2021 9:45 AM EDT
Major Study of Diabetes Trends Shows Americans’ Blood Sugar Control is Getting Worse
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Blood sugar control among adults with diabetes in the United States declined significantly in the past decade, according to a nationwide study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Newswise: Common Diabetes Drug Shows Promise as Treatment for COVID-19 Lung Inflammation
Released: 8-Jun-2021 12:55 PM EDT
Common Diabetes Drug Shows Promise as Treatment for COVID-19 Lung Inflammation
University of California San Diego Health

Researchers identify molecular mechanism for the anti-inflammatory activity of diabetes drug metformin and, in mouse studies, say it prevents lung inflammation in animals infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

1-Jun-2021 9:00 AM EDT
New Research Examines the Science Behind Superfoods
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Superfoods like turmeric and honey have long been recognized for their ability to promote health and wellness. New studies being presented at NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE take a closer look at the science behind the health benefits of superfoods.

Released: 7-Jun-2021 10:45 AM EDT
Restoring gut microbes missing in early life dysbiosis can reduce the risk of colitis in genetically prone mice
University of Chicago Medical Center

A new study at the University of Chicago has determined that restoring a single microbial species — Bacteroides sp. CL1-UC (Bc) — to the gut microbiome at a key developmental timepoint can prevent antibiotic-induced colitis in a mouse model of the condition.

Newswise: Giving Brown Fat A Boost to Fight Type 2 Diabetes
Released: 4-Jun-2021 10:00 AM EDT
Giving Brown Fat A Boost to Fight Type 2 Diabetes
UT Southwestern Medical Center

DALLAS – June 4, 2021 – Increasing a protein concentrated in brown fat appears to lower blood sugar, promote insulin sensitivity, and protect against fatty liver disease by remodeling white fat to a healthier state, a new study led by UT Southwestern scientists suggests. The finding, published online in Nature Communications, could eventually lead to new solutions for patients with diabetes and related conditions.

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Released: 3-Jun-2021 12:00 PM EDT
UCI-led team develops transplant biomaterial that doesn’t trigger immune response
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., June 3, 2021 — A multidisciplinary research team led by Jonathan Lakey, Ph.D., professor of surgery and biomedical engineering at the University of California, Irvine, has developed a biomaterial for pancreatic islet transplants that doesn’t trigger the body’s immune response. Based on stem cell technology, hybrid alginate offers a possible long-term treatment for Type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune reaction that destroys pancreatic islets’ beta cells, which regulate blood glucose levels.

1-Jun-2021 8:05 PM EDT
Blood Sugar Highs and Lows Linked to Greater Dementia Risk in Type 1 Diabetes
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Older people with type 1 diabetes who have been to the hospital at some point for both low and high blood sugar levels may be at six times greater risk for developing dementia years later. The research is published in the June 2, 2021, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study also found that people with type 1 diabetes who visit the hospital for just one of the blood sugar extremes may also be at greater risk for developing dementia.

Newswise: Tiny implant cures diabetes in mice without triggering immune response
2-Jun-2021 8:00 AM EDT
Tiny implant cures diabetes in mice without triggering immune response
Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Cornell University have collaborated to implant insulin-secreting beta cells grown from human stem cells into mice with diabetes, to normalize their blood sugar.

Released: 2-Jun-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Endocrine Society names new Editors-in-Chief of Endocrine Reviews, Journal of the Endocrine Society
Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society appointed two new Editors-in-Chief of its prestigious journals. Ashley Grossman M.D., F.R.C.P., of Barts and the London School of Medicine in London, U.K., has been named the next Editor-in-Chief of Endocrine Reviews, and Zeynep Madak-Erdogan, Ph.D., of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Urbana, Ill., has been named as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Endocrine Society (JES).

1-Jun-2021 9:00 AM EDT
People who eat a healthy diet including whole fruits may be less likely to develop diabetes
Endocrine Society

A new study finds people who consume two servings of fruit per day have 36 percent lower odds of developing type 2 diabetes than those who consume less than half a serving. The research was published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

28-May-2021 5:05 PM EDT
Study Provides New Insights on COVID-19 Risk in Patients Receiving Dialysis
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Among individuals with kidney failure who received dialysis at clinics several times each week, COVID-19 risks were higher in patients who were older, had diabetes, lived in local communities with higher COVID-19 rates, and received dialysis at clinics that served a larger number of patients. • Risks were lower in patients who received dialysis in clinics with a higher number of available side rooms and that had mask policies for asymptomatic patients.

Released: 28-May-2021 4:35 PM EDT
ACSM Annual Meeting Research Highlights for June 1
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

ACSM's comprehensive sports medicine and exercise science conference kicks off June 1 with programming covering the science, practice, public health and policy aspects of sports medicine, exercise science and physical activity. View program highlights.

Newswise: Case Western Reserve-led research team aims to determine which diabetic individuals can successfully donate corneas for transplant (and which should not)
Released: 25-May-2021 9:20 AM EDT
Case Western Reserve-led research team aims to determine which diabetic individuals can successfully donate corneas for transplant (and which should not)
Case Western Reserve University

In a new study, supported by a five-year, $6.4 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health, researchers from Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals and the Jaeb Center for Health Research, aim to finally determine which diabetic individuals can successfully donate their corneas for keratoplasty (and which should not).

Released: 24-May-2021 11:35 AM EDT
Game on: Game-Based Program Boosts Physical Activity Among Diabetes Patients
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Researchers showed that adding gamification with either competition or support increased physical activity for patients with Type 2 diabetes

20-May-2021 1:50 PM EDT
Vast under-treatment of diabetes seen in global study
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Nearly half a billion people have diabetes, but only 1 in 10 of those in low- and middle-income countries are getting the kind of care that could make their lives healthier, longer and more productive, according to a new global study of data. Many don’t even know they have the condition.

Newswise: Type 2 Diabetes Medication Shown to Benefit Asthma Patients
Released: 20-May-2021 6:20 PM EDT
Type 2 Diabetes Medication Shown to Benefit Asthma Patients
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Type 2 diabetes patients who also have asthma are benefitting from a diabetes medication, typically given to help the pancreas produce more insulin, that also improves asthma symptoms and may reduce lung and airway inflammation.

Newswise: Researchers find that blocking a protein in liver cells protects against insulin resistance and fatty liver disease
Released: 19-May-2021 7:05 PM EDT
Researchers find that blocking a protein in liver cells protects against insulin resistance and fatty liver disease
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A new multi-institution study led by a team of researchers at the David Geffen School of Medicine demonstrated that blocking a protein called ABCB10 in liver cells protects against high blood sugar and fatty liver disease in obese mice. ABCB10 activity also prompted insulin resistance in human liver cells.

Released: 19-May-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Genetic Tools Help Identify a Cellular Culprit for Type 1 Diabetes
University of California San Diego Health

By mapping its genetic underpinnings, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have identified a predictive causal role for specific cell types in type 1 diabetes, a condition that affects more than 1.6 million Americans.

Newswise: Insulin is Necessary for Repairing Olfactory Neurons
Released: 17-May-2021 2:50 PM EDT
Insulin is Necessary for Repairing Olfactory Neurons
Monell Chemical Senses Center

Insulin plays a critical role in the maturation, after injury, of immature olfactory sensory neurons. Applying insulin into the nasal passage could be developed as a therapy for injury caused by a host of issues.

Newswise: Transplant Patient Celebrates Two Birthdays in One Month
Released: 17-May-2021 2:15 PM EDT
Transplant Patient Celebrates Two Birthdays in One Month
Cedars-Sinai

Last month, Lara Holmes celebrated two birthdays—her normal birthday, and the first birthday since she received the gift of a lifetime: a new pancreas and kidney.

Released: 12-May-2021 4:20 PM EDT
Medical Journal Publishes New Case Reports Describing Newly Identified, Potentially Life-threatening High Potassium Disorder
Hackensack Meridian Health

Researchers at The Mehandru Center for Innovation in Nephrology at Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center and other authors recently had their new case report article “Metabolic Acidosis, Hyperkalemia, and Renal Unresponsiveness to Aldosterone Syndrome: Response to Treatment with Low-Potassium Diet,” published.

Released: 12-May-2021 11:20 AM EDT
Ancient gut microbiomes may offer clues to modern diseases
Joslin Diabetes Center

Scientists are rapidly gathering evidence that variants of gut microbiomes, the collections of bacteria and other microbes in our digestive systems, may play harmful roles in diabetes and other diseases.

Released: 5-May-2021 9:05 AM EDT
ATA Announces Women Advancing Thyroid Research Award Recipients
American Thyroid Association

The American Thyroid Association (ATA) celebrates the recipients of the Women Advancing Thyroid Research Award.  This award recognizes and honors the work of young women that are leading outstanding thyroid research.

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Released: 3-May-2021 8:05 PM EDT
The enzyme that could help 700 million people worldwide
University of South Australia

University of South Australia researchers have identified an enzyme that may help to curb chronic kidney disease, which affects approximately 700 million people worldwide.

30-Apr-2021 7:00 AM EDT
Many diabetic patients go unscreened for diabetic retinopathy in urban centers
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

New research results out of the University of Toronto indicate that one third of patients with diabetes in an urban center in Canada have not been screened for diabetic retinopathy (DR), and further, that of all patients with diabetes, young adults, immigrants and those not under the care of a family physician are at highest risk of not being screened. The study is being presented at the virtual 2021 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).

30-Apr-2021 7:00 AM EDT
Ocular tissue can be infected by SARS CoV-2
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Research being presented at the virtual 2021 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) confirms that the SARS-CoV-2 can infect ocular tissue, especially of those with diabetes, and that wearing protective eyewear could reduce transmission of COVID-19.

Newswise: Lifestyle Improvement Program Found to Increase Physical Activity
Released: 28-Apr-2021 2:35 PM EDT
Lifestyle Improvement Program Found to Increase Physical Activity
Rush University Medical Center

Researchers at the Rush Institute of Healthy Aging have found that D-CLIP, a lifestyle education program to prevent diabetes in South Asians with prediabetes increased physical activity by nearly an hour a week.

Released: 27-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Featured Speakers Announced for NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

How has the field of nutrition changed how we eat and live? What new discoveries and advances may be just over the horizon? Get the latest insights from leading nutrition scientists and practitioners at NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE, the flagship online meeting of the American Society for Nutrition.

20-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Diabetes Drug Could Protect Against Dangerous Infection
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Researchers from Wake Forest School of Medicine in North Carolina have demonstrated that a common diabetes drug inhibits the spread of Clostridioides difficile, or C. diff—a potentially life-threatening infection commonly acquired during hospital stays. The team will present their work virtually at the American Physiological Society’s (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2021.

20-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Compound Found in Some Vegetables May Reduce Diabetes-Related Kidney Damage
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

New research conducted in rats suggests a compound that gives some cruciferous vegetables their pungent taste could help to reverse kidney problems associated with diabetes.

Newswise: Donor Funded Inserra Family Diabetes Institute at Hackensack University Medical Center to Benefit Diabetes Patients and their Families
Released: 26-Apr-2021 4:00 PM EDT
Donor Funded Inserra Family Diabetes Institute at Hackensack University Medical Center to Benefit Diabetes Patients and their Families
Hackensack Meridian Health

Donor Funded Inserra Family Diabetes Institute at Hackensack University Medical Center to Benefit Diabetes Patients and their Families

Released: 23-Apr-2021 2:35 PM EDT
Muscle gene linked to type 2 diabetes
Lund University

People with type 2 diabetes tend to have poorer muscle function than others.

Newswise: Anti-Aging Compound Improves Muscle Glucose Metabolism in People
20-Apr-2021 3:30 PM EDT
Anti-Aging Compound Improves Muscle Glucose Metabolism in People
Washington University in St. Louis

In the first clinical trial of nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN), researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that the compound previously demonstrated to counteract aspects of aging and improve metabolic health in mice also has clinically relevant effects in people.

Released: 22-Apr-2021 11:55 AM EDT
Endocrine Society calls on Congress to pass legislation to lower the price of insulin
Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society is calling on Congress to pass legislation to lower the price of insulin and applauds the efforts of Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ), Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA), and Education and Labor Committee Chairman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA) to reintroduce H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act to improve access to affordable medications. In January, the Society published a position statement on insulin access and affordability, which recommends policymakers include government negotiation as part of an overall strategy to reduce insulin prices.

Released: 20-Apr-2021 10:45 AM EDT
Registration Opens for ADCES21 Virtual Annual Conference: The Largest Conference Dedicated to Diabetes, Prediabetes and Cardiometabolic Care
Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES)

The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists opened registration today for the ADCES21 Virtual Annual Conference, taking place Thursday, Aug. 12 to Sunday, Aug. 15. The four-day conference focuses on topics impacting diabetes, prediabetes and cardiometabolic care including COVID-19 management, diabetes technology and therapeutics, new models of care and self-management behaviors.

Released: 20-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Experimental Biology 2021 Press Materials Available Now
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Embargoed press materials are now available for the virtual Experimental Biology (EB) 2021 meeting, featuring cutting-edge multidisciplinary research from across the life sciences. EB 2021, to be held April 27–30, is the annual meeting of five scientific societies bringing together thousands of scientists and 25 guest societies in one interdisciplinary community.

Released: 19-Apr-2021 5:20 PM EDT
Patients who are obese or overweight are at risk for a more severe course of COVID-19
Radboud University

COVID-19 patients who are overweight or obese are more likely to develop a more severe infection than patients of healthy weight, and they require oxygen and invasive mechanical ventilation more often.


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