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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
The Philadelphia Inquirer continues to explore the topic of diabetes with a piece on the connection between diabetes and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Mitchell A. Lazar, MD, PhD, chief of the division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, is quoted throughout.
A Small Step Forward for Extremely Hard-to-control Diabetes
6ABC featured a study led locally by Ali Naji, MD, PhD, a professor of Surgery, and Michael R. Rickels, MD, MS, an associate professor of Medicine, both of the Type 1 Diabetes Unit in the Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, which found that transplanted islets provide better glycemic control, improved hypoglycemia awareness, and durable protection against severe hypoglycemic events in type 1 diabetics who have otherwise experienced significant glucose instability.
Penn Researchers Identify Cause of Insulin Resistance in Type 2 Diabetics
A new link between high levels of certain amino acids and type 2 diabetes was found by a team led by IDOM member and senior author, Zoltan Arany, MD, PhD and researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine, using mouse and human muscle and blood samples to evaluate the mechanisms that lead to insulin resistance. The findings of this study appear online in Nature Medicine. This latest discovery by IDOM researchers was supported by the American Heart Association, the US National Institutes of Health, and the Geis Realty Group Emerging Initiatives Fund.
Penn Team Shines a Light on Creating Brown Fat to Fight Diabetes FierceBiotech Research
FierceBiotech highlighted a study by Joseph Baur, PhD, an assistant professor of Physiology, about how to turn white fat cells into brown fat cells, in a process called “beiging,” to bring down blood sugar levels and fight diabetes.
Communications placements>> Penn Medicine News Release • FierceBiotech
Results from The Testosterone Trials, led by Peter Snyder, MD, a professor in the division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, and a team of researchers, found that testosterone treatment improves sexual activity, walking ability and mood in men over 65 with low T levels. Findings were published in the New England Journal of Medicine and were covered nationally.
Communications placementsPenn Medicine News Release • Wall Street Journal • New York Times • Forbes • CNBC • STAT • Washington Post • Reuters • Philadelphia Inquirer • NBC News • NPR • Chicago Tribune • Huffington Post • Medscape
Penn Researchers Offer New Approach to Treating Cocaine Addiction
University of Pennsylvania researchers Heath Schmidt, Matthew Hayes and Bart De Jonghe have shown that a drug used for diabetes and obesity may also reduce cocaine dependence.