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    Why Are Some Obese People at Higher Risk for Diabetes Than Others?
    Research
    Nov 03, 2016

    Why Are Some Obese People at Higher Risk for Diabetes Than Others?

    Diabetes, Select..., diabetes

    For years, scientists have known that someone who is thin could still end up with diabetes. Yet an obese person may be surprisingly healthy. Now, new research led by scientists at University of Utah College of Health and published in Cell Metabolism points toward an answer to that riddle. An accumulation of a toxic class of fat metabolites, known as ceramides, may increase the risk for type 2 diabetes. ... Read More

    Snails’ Speedy Insulin
    Research
    Sep 12, 2016

    Snails’ Speedy Insulin

    diabetes

    University of Utah researchers have found that the structure of an insulin molecule produced by predatory cone snails may be an improvement over current fast-acting therapeutic insulin. The finding suggests that the cone snail insulin, produced by the snails to stun their prey, could begin working in as few as five minutes, compared with 15 minutes for the fastest-acting insulin currently available. ... Read More

    Biochemistry
    A New Piece of the Type 2 Diabetes Puzzle
    Research
    Jun 09, 2016

    A New Piece of the Type 2 Diabetes Puzzle

    Diabetes, diabetes

    Research led by Amnon Schlegel, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine and an Investigator with the University of Utah Molecular Medicine Program, reveals that defects in how the liver metabolizes glucose, caused by changes in the abundance of the FOXN3 protein, can also trigger increased blood sugar levels, and may explain why some individuals with a variation in the FOXN3 gene show signs of being at risk for diabetes.... Read More

    Internal Medicine
    Catalyzing Advances in Diabetes, Metabolism, and Obesity Research
    Research
    Mar 28, 2016

    Catalyzing Advances in Diabetes, Metabolism, and Obesity Research

    Diabetes, diabetes, obesity

    The University of Utah’s Diabetes and Metabolism Center (DMC) has awarded grants to seven projects designed to advance research and practices to improve outcomes for those impacted by diabetes, metabolic abnormalities, and obesity. This year’s recipients come from nine departments at the University of Utah School of Medicine, College of Humanities, and College of Science, and draw from a wide variety of related disciplines.... Read More

    University of Utah Biochemist Is 1 of 4 Researchers Globally to Receive JDRF Grants to Develop ‘Smart’ Glucose-Responsive Insulin
    Research
    Feb 25, 2016

    University of Utah Biochemist Is 1 of 4 Researchers Globally to Receive JDRF Grants to Develop ‘Smart’ Glucose-Responsive Insulin

    diabetes, type 1 diabetes

    University of Utah biochemist Danny Chou, Ph.D., is one of four researchers worldwide to receive a grant from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the pharmaceutical company Sanofi US Services Inc. to develop glucose-responsive insulin to help millions of people with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) maintain proper blood glucose levels. ... Read More

    Biochemistry
    Clinical
    Sep 11, 2015

    Father, sons learning to live with type 1 diabetes

    type 1 diabetes, diabetes

    Diabetes has become an epidemic in this country, in large part because of unhealthy diets and inactive lifestyles. That only applies to people with type 2 diabetes. Doctors say type 1 also known as juvenile diabetes can hit anyone at any time without warning. A father and two sons were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes presenting a challenge for the family.... Read More

    Novel
    Research
    Feb 09, 2015

    Novel "Smart" Insulin Automatically Adjusts Blood Sugar in Diabetic Mouse Model

    diabetes, insulin

    Scientists have created a novel, long-lasting "smart" insulin that self-activates when blood sugar soars. Tests on mouse models for type 1 diabetes show that one injection works for a minimum of 14 hours, during which it can repeatedly and automatically lower blood sugar levels after simulated meals, mimicking blood sugar recovery in healthy mice. The finding represents an important advance in insulin therapy for diabetics and will be published Feb. 9 in PNAS Early Edition.... Read More

    Biochemistry