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Dr. Vitor Lira, Assistant Professor in Health and Human Physiology and member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Center and the Obesity Research and Education Initiative at the University of Iowa, has received the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientist Development Grant. His three -year...
Scientists at the FOE Diabetes Research Center and University of Iowa have discovered the first example of a protein that causes muscle weakness and loss during aging. The protein, ATF4, is a transcription factor that alters gene expression in skeletal muscle, causing reduction of muscle protein...
Dr. Philip Polgreen was recently awarded a new grant from the National Institutes of the Health. The grant, which will be funded by the National Institutes of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK), is an R21 entitled: An m-health intervention to increase activity among patients at risk for...
The UI Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has launched a new service that makes it more convenient for pregnant women with diabetes to communicate with their obstetric providers. Patients are given an advanced blood glucose meter that automatically sends results to their care team. The TelCare...
Scientists have long known that patients with diabetes mellitus—both Type 1 and Type 2—are at high risk for developing diabetic retinopathy, which is the most common cause of irreversible blindness in adults. Vision loss occurs because of microvascular damage to the retina. People with diabetes are...
Congratulations to Dr. Rajan Sah , Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology and a member of the the FOEDRC for receiving an RO1 grant for $2.06 million from the National Institutes of Health entitled: "Tuning fat cell size and obesity through SWELL1”. Dr. Sah’s proposal seeks...