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Muscle “Switch” May Control the Benefits of Exercise

Studying lab animals and humans, researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center discovered that a protein called JNK helps to drive response to exercise. If JNK is activated during exercise, the researchers say, that stimulates skeletal muscle growth. If...
2-Aug-2018 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Study suggests ways DPP-4 inhibitor might prevent kidney disease

Researchers have long sought drugs that could help to prevent diabetic kidney disease (DKD), which afflicts about 40% of people with type 2 diabetes. Among the current contenders are a class of diabetes management drugs known as DPP-4 inhibitors....
23-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Gut Microbes May Contribute to Depression and Anxiety in Obesity

Like everyone, people with type 2 diabetes and obesity suffer from depression and anxiety, but even more so. Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center now have demonstrated a surprising potential contributor to these negative feelings – and that is...
17-Jun-2018 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Study Identifies Clear Predictors of Changing Insulin Requirements and Rising A1c Levels in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes

Managing type 1diabetes during the first two decades of life is challenging. Insulin requirements change along with the stages of life --- childhood, puberty, young adulthood, and beyond. But a 20-year longitudinal study conducted by researchers...
6-Jun-2018 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Hormone From Fat Boosts Metabolism in Both Exercise and Cold

Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have uncovered a new kind of clue to an individual's variable response to exercise--a hormone whose levels in the bloodstream rise sharply in exercise as well as in cold.Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center...
1-May-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Risk of Type 1 Diabetes Climbs When One Population of T Cells Falls

We are the first to demonstrate that pTregs are important in autoimmune diabetes, and we hypothesize that microbes in the gut, where most of this pTreg cell population is switched on, may be responsible for generating these protective cells and thus...
5-Apr-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Women in Diabetes Research and Care

Women in Diabetes Research and Care
15-Mar-2018 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Massachusetts House and Senate Come Together to “Screen at 23”

Boston, MA – (January 22, 2018) – Legislators from both the Massachusetts House and Senate have voted on a Joint Resolution to urge the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and other public and private health providers to screen Asian...
22-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Diabetes & Breast Cancer - Elizabeth Halprin MD Talks About the Important Struggle to Balance Both Diseases

12-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT


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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