September 18, 2017
Minidose Glucagon for Exercise-Induced Hypoglycemia in T1D
Results of a recent Penn study led by Michael Rickels, M.D., M.S. was presented at the European Association for the study of Diabetes (EASD) 2017 Annual Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal. Dr. Rickels presentation of this study was covered by Medscape's editorial staff.
Read more: Medscape article
September 14, 2017
Dr. Agarwal Advocates for diabetes care in Washington, D.C.
Shivani Agarwal, M.D., M.P.H. pictured with Senator Cory Booker went before congress to advocate for diabetes care.
July 13, 2017
Health Issues Millennials (and Their Parents) Need to Stop Ignoring
Shivani Agarwal, MD, MPH, an assistant professor of Medicine in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, is quoted in a Reader’s Digest story discussing some of the health issues millennials should pay more attention to in order to lead long, healthy lives.Read More Reader’s Digest Article
June 14, 2017
Molecular Pilot Light Prepares Body’s Heating System For the Cold
Penn Animal Study Discovers New Molecular Player in Burning Sugar and Fat to Boost Metabolism
This week in Nature, a team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania detail a molecule that acts as a molecular pilot light required to turn on the brown fat furnace.
Brown fat burns sugar and fat to produce radiant heat in the body. Researchers have turned their attention to these cells because some of the sugar and fat they burn is stored in the body and might otherwise lead to increases in white fat, the form that increases in obesity.
“To harness the fat-burning potential of brown fat we must better understand how the body burns fuel to stay warm and how this relates to the storage of excess fuel as white fat in obesity,” said senior author Mitchell Lazar, MD, PhD, director of the Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism (IDOM) and the Willard and Rhoda Ware Professor in Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases
Read More - Penn Press Release