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Making Beta Cells

A skin cell by any other name would be as fleshy—or so you might think. But a new technique developed over the last decade can take skin cells, or any other cells of the body, and make them into something … Continue reading

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Dr. C. Ronald Kahn Honored at Joslin International Symposium on Diabetes

Dr. C. Ronald Kahn – the chief academic officer at Joslin Diabetes Center and Mary K. Iacocca professor of medicine at the Harvard Medical School – is perhaps the world’s most widely recognized researcher in the field of diabetes. His … Continue reading

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Autoimmunity: Why Good T Cells Go Bad

In type 1 diabetes, the human body turns on itself. The immune systems of people with type 1 diabetes start attacking insulin-producing beta cells, as though they were the bacteria and viruses the immune system is supposed to fight off. … Continue reading

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Diabetes and Your Brain: A Joslin Roundtable

When you think about diabetes complications, your mind usually goes to the heart, kidney, eyes, or vascular system. But one major organ is usually left off the list–the brain. In this Joslin Roundtable, Nora Saul, M.S., R.D., C.D.E., Manager of … Continue reading

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Above DNA: Epigenetics and Diabetes

Research suggests that risk for type 2 diabetes in some people may have begun very early in life, as a result of differences in how nutrients were reaching the developing baby. Differences in nutrition, either too few or too many … Continue reading

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Encapsulating Islets: Big Hope in Small Packages

Gordon Weir, M.D., Co-Head of the Section on Islet Cell and Regenerative Biology at Joslin Diabetes Center, has teamed up with MIT researchers Robert Langer, Ph.D., Institute Professor, and Daniel Anderson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, to move the type 1 diabetes … Continue reading

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