Microtubules act as cellular ‘rheostat’ to control insulin secretion
Dec. 3, 2015—Microtubules — cellular “highways” that deliver cargo to the cell membrane for secretion — have a surprising role in pancreatic beta cells. Instead of facilitating glucose-stimulated insulin secretion, they limit it, a team of Vanderbilt investigators reported recently in Developmental Cell.
Fighting type 2 diabetes with FGF1
Nov. 18, 2015—The growth factor FGF1 induces the growth of new insulin-producing beta cells and may help treat type 2 diabetes.
Inflammation, obesity and diabetes
Oct. 29, 2015—Vanderbilt study adds to the mounting role for inflammatory signaling in obesity.
Baum elected VP of Endocrine Society
Oct. 29, 2015—Howard Baum, M.D., assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, has been elected vice president (physician-in-practice) of The Endocrine Society.
Pilot and feasibility grants for diabetes and obesity research announced
Sep. 15, 2015—The application deadline for all three types of pilot and feasibility grants is Jan.15, 2016.
Diabetes trial targets body’s ability to produce insulin
Sep. 10, 2015—Kiersten Eaddy had long looked forward to her high school graduation day and joining her classmates to celebrate the accomplishment.
New therapeutic target for diabetes
Aug. 20, 2015—The factor FoxM1 increases the proliferation and function of insulin-producing beta cells, making it an attractive therapeutic target for diabetes.
Vanderbilt researchers promise #WeWillNotGiveUp until diseases are cured!
Aug. 17, 2015—In the latest VUCast: Learn how researchers behind a life-saving social media campaign are promising #WeWillNotGiveUp; find out how your brain "sees" in the dark; and hear about the No. 1 ranking that's making Vanderbilt students happy. Watch now!
Million Veteran Program data spurs research in pharmacogenomics of kidney disease
Aug. 13, 2015—A team of Vanderbilt and Nashville VA researchers, led by Adriana Hung, M.D., MPH, has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to use the Million Veteran Program (MVP) data to conduct diabetes research.
VUSN video workshop helps teens cope with type 1 diabetes
Jul. 30, 2015—A group of adolescents gathered at the downtown Nashville Public Library last week for a three-day Digital Storytelling Workshop to learn how to write, edit and produce a video about managing their type 1 diabetes.
Grant to spur study of ‘brown fat’s’ metabolic mysteries
Jun. 25, 2015—Vanderbilt researchers have received a $2.15 million grant to study the amount and activity of “brown fat” in adults, with the aim of understanding its role in metabolic disease and identifying new therapeutic targets.
MVA study shows benefits of pharmacy care in diabetes treatment
Jun. 18, 2015—Underserved patients with sub-optimally controlled type 2 diabetes who were cared for by pharmacists were more adherent to their medication regimen and had better blood sugar control than those who did not have a pharmacist in their care team.