Sep. 26, 2014—A person’s mitochondrial gene “signature” could predict risk for diabetic retinopathy and guide early intervention strategies.
Sep. 11, 2014—Up to 60 percent of patients who receive a stem cell transplant using cells from another donor will develop post-transplant diabetes mellitus, which can increase the rate of complications and death after the procedure.
Jun. 26, 2014—Vanderbilt investigators have demonstrated in two studies that metformin-based treatments delay the onset and progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) compared with other treatments for diabetes.
Jun. 12, 2014—Health Plus is offering an exciting new program, the National Diabetes Prevention Program, proven to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes through group sessions with a trained lifestyle coach. It is for faculty and staff who have pre-diabetes or are high risk for diabetes. The focus is on developing skills to lose weight, be more...
May. 22, 2014—Vanderbilt may nominate one Medical Center and one University candidate for the 2014 Pathway to Stop Diabetes awards competition.
May. 14, 2014—The protein CaMKII acts as a calcium sensor in a positive feedback pathway that enhances glucose-stimulated insulin secretion.
Apr. 10, 2014—The extracellular matrix that surrounds cells plays a role in the development of insulin resistance.
Mar. 20, 2014—Knowing when to take a medication — and what to do if a dose is missed — could greatly improve adherence to diabetes medications and glycemic control among adults with type 2 diabetes, according to a Vanderbilt study published in the journal Diabetes Care.
Mar. 13, 2014—Vanderbilt University scientists have found evidence that the insulin-secreting beta cells of the pancreas, which are either killed or become dysfunctional in the two main forms of diabetes, have the capacity to regenerate.
Feb. 25, 2014—The Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core is hosting its monthly Community Research Partners meeting Friday, March 7. Join us for a light breakfast and coffee to hear about findings from a recently completed clinical trial involving pre-diabetic African American women. Presenters will share new findings about group biology as well as outcomes from a CBPR...
Jan. 28, 2014—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: Translational or behavioral science research (Type II translational research) related to diabetes or obesity. This grant mechanism is open to junior faculty...
Jan. 13, 2014—Vanderbilt researchers describe a new technique for identifying factors that stimulate the proliferation of pancreatic beta cells – factors that might offer therapeutic options for diabetes.