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Vanderbilt mourns loss of former Rheumatology director Thomas

Nov. 21, 2022—James Ward “Tom” Thomas II, MD, former director of Vanderbilt’s Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, died Nov. 16 following a battle with cancer. He was 74.

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Metabolic signatures of Type 2 diabetes risk

Oct. 24, 2022—Vanderbilt epidemiologists found 32 blood metabolites associated with obesity and showed that adding these to traditional disease prediction models improves accuracy of determining Type 2 diabetes risk.

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Aging beta cells hasten Type 2 diabetes

Oct. 20, 2022—Vanderbilt investigators have found that aging induces chronic cellular stress in pancreatic beta cells, which could contribute to the development of diabetes as we age.

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Addition to pancreatic image bank expected to help advance diabetes research worldwide

Oct. 14, 2022—An image bank of samples of the pancreas from children who developed diabetes shortly before death has gone live at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, with the aim to advance global medical research in the diabetes field.

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Audio recordings could benefit older adults following clinic visits

Oct. 6, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers are studying the impact of sharing audio recordings of their visits with older adults who have diabetes.

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Immune cells drive beta cell loss in Type 2 diabetes

Sep. 8, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered details of pancreatic beta cell loss — and potential therapeutic targets — during conditions of overnutrition, as occurs in obesity.

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Trial participant steps up to help advance diabetes research

Sep. 1, 2022—Vanderbilt is one of 16 North American sites conducting the Tolerance Using Plasmid in People with Type 1 Diabetes (TOPPLE) study, a phase 1 investigation that tests the safety and dosing of a new plasmid therapy.

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Gannon selected for American Diabetes Association Award

Jun. 22, 2022—Maureen Gannon, PhD, professor of Medicine, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, and Cell and Developmental Biology, is the recipient of the 2022 Lois Jovanovic Transformative Woman in Diabetes Award presented by the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

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Diabetes, cardiovascular drug targets

May. 24, 2022—Targeting receptors of the inflammatory lipid signaling molecule PGE2 may offer a new way to tackle both Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Study sheds light on the dark side of obesity

May. 12, 2022—Vanderbilt research that promotes the anti-inflammatory pathway in macrophages could also reduce some of the bad side effects of obesity.

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Gene network linked to Type 2 diabetes

May. 5, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers used a novel analytical approach to identify a network of genes associated with Type 2 diabetes, including 31 genes that had not previously been associated with the disease.

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New way to bEET insulin resistance

Nov. 11, 2021—Signaling molecules called EETs could improve insulin resistance, a primary risk factor for Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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