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Healthy adults needed for research study

Aug. 22, 2019—The purpose of this study is to measure a metabolite called α-aminoadipic acid (2-AAA) in blood. Different amounts of 2-AAA in the body may alter the risk of developing diabetes

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Discovery may point to better treatments for Type 1 diabetes

Aug. 22, 2019—Researchers have made a paradigm-shifting discovery that could lead to new treatments, better health and longer life for patients with Type 1 diabetes.

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New role for microtubules in diabetes

Jul. 29, 2019—Microtubules, part of the cell's cytoskeleton, regulate the secretion of insulin, suggesting that they may be a new target for treating diabetes.

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Deadline for diabetes and obesity research grants is Sept. 9

Jul. 22, 2019—The Vanderbilt Diabetes Center, the Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC), and the Vanderbilt Center for Diabetes Translation Research (CDTR) announce the availability of Pilot and Feasibility Grants in diabetes or obesity-related research.

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Individuals with Type 1 diabetes needed for feedback opportunity

Apr. 9, 2019—Individuals with Type 1 diabetes between the ages of 18-28 are invited to give feedback on the challenges of transitioning from pediatric to adult care providers.

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Study points to alternate therapy for rare form of diabetes

Jan. 17, 2019—An unexpected finding by Rachana Haliyur during the cellular analysis of human pancreatic tissue has revealed new information about a rare type of diabetes and underscores the importance of genetic testing for some individuals diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

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Research explores link between stem cell transplant, diabetes

Jan. 17, 2019—Brian Engelhardt is studying why as many as 50 percent of stem cell transplant recipients develop diabetes.

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Register for February Diabetes Prevention Program info sessions

Jan. 16, 2019—Employees are invited to February information sessions to learn more about the National Diabetes Prevention Program, available to faculty, staff or spouses with prediabetes or a history of gestational diabetes.

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Beta cell biomarker findings may speed diabetes research

Nov. 30, 2018—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have identified a biomarker for insulin-producing beta cells. Their finding could lead to improved ways to study and treat diabetes.

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Green tea and diabetes

Nov. 30, 2018—A recent study led by Xiao-Ou Shu and colleagues found that green tea drinking was associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes in Chinese adults, possibly due to the use of pesticides on tea plants--though the researchers call for further study of the exact mechanism.

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Parsing diabetic skin infections

Nov. 30, 2018—People with diabetes may be prone to more skin infections due to an overabundance of a compound that controls inflammation in the body.

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Pilot and feasibility grants available for research related to diabetes, obesity

Nov. 16, 2018—The Vanderbilt Diabetes Center, the Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC), and the Vanderbilt Center for Diabetes Translation Research (CDTR) announce the availability of pilot and feasibility grants in the following areas.

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