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The IDOM Newsroom is your one stop place for announcements, news and events for the:
- Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
- Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism
- Diabetes Research Center
- Penn Rodebaugh Diabetes Center
Current News Features
Molecular Clocks throughout Body, Not Just Brain, Keep Tissues Humming
February 3, 2015
An article in Scientific American highlights research from two Penn labs that study circadian clocks in peripheral tissues. Garret FitzGerald, MD, FRS, director of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics and chair of the department of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics, and Mitch Lazar, MD, PhD, director of the Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, were featured.
Low Thyroid: Why Am I Cold All the Time"
January 29, 2015
In a Time "You Asked" article about why some people feel cold more often than others, Anne Cappola, MD, ScM, associate professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, points to metabolism. In oversimplified terms, those with a high metabolism burn more calories and enjoy increased blood flow, both of which warm you.
Weight Loss Linked to Improved Sleep, Mood
January 29, 2015
A Healio.com article reports that losing 5 percent or more of initial body weight is associated with short-term improvements in sleep quality and duration, and short- and long-term improvements in mood, according to a study led by Nasreen Alfaris, MD, MPH, a fellow in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.
Pacreatic Islet Cell Transplatation Restores Type 1 Diabetes Patients' Ability to Defend Against Life Threatening Low Blood Sugar, According to Penn Medicine Study.December 18, 2014
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) patients who have developed low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) as a complication of insulin treatments over time are able to regain normal internal recognition of the condition after receiving pancreatic islet cell transplantation, according to a new study led led by Michael R. Rickels, MD, MS, associate professor of Medicine and medical director of the Pancreatic Islet Cell Transplant Program and other researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, published online in Diabetes.>> Penn Medicine News Release
Four Penn Faculty Named to 2014 Class of AAAS Fellows
Four faculty members from the University of Pennsylvania have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Three are from the Perelman School of Medicine and one is from the School of Arts and Sciences.
Rexford S. Ahima, MD, PhD, was elected for distinguished contributions to the fields of obesity, diabetes, and metabolism, particularly using mouse models to study adipokine signaling in the brain and peripheral organs.