Our lab contributed to scientific work newly published in Cell Metabolism showing that exposure to generated electromagnetic fields lowers blood sugar in rodents with type 2 diabetes. We were thrilled to help design and interpret the glycemic clamps that were used to better understand the physiological mechanisms involved in the phenomenon. (Pubmed link; DOI link).
The environment each of us was exposed early in life, even in the womb, matters for our long term health. The mechanisms involved are not well understood, but the impacts include endocrine diseases – especially diabetes. Check this out: the Journal of Endocrinology is publishing a special edition focused on the developmental origins of endocrine disease. Our lab contributes the lead original research article in the edition, which is reviewed in the issue’s main editorial.
Congratulations to Andrew Henry upon his undergraduate graduation with a degree in Biochemistry! Andrew has been working in the lab since late in his Freshman year.
Congratulations to Gulnara Novbatova. Today, she presented her Master’s research performed in our lab. Her work identified differential auxologic effects of maternal high fat diet on offspring between strains. She has now completed her Masters of Science requirements. We wish her the best of luck as she moves to start her Doctoral work.
We are very proud of Andrew Henry, who earlier today gave a presentation of his research findings at the 15th Annual Gene F. Lata Undergraduate Honors Symposium.
We are pleased to unveil our new lab website, as of 1:12 pm CDT on April 17, 2019. We were very fond of the old site, but time had antiquated its server, operating system, and rendering engine. We have moved much of the content on to the new website, and hope to better keep up with lab news, etc.
Our 2017 publication in Endocrinology was highlighted in Diabetes 2018, a special curated collection of Endocrine Society journal articles published 2017-2018, found at this link.
Our 2017 publication in Endocrinology was an “Editor’s Choice” and the subject of an “Additional News and Views” review entitled “CFTR: Ferreting Out Its Role in Cystic Fibrosis–Related Diabetes”, found here.
Feb 2016: Dr. Younes’ work has been selected for a Presidential Poster Award from the Pediatric Endocrine Society / Society for Pediatric Research at the annual meeting this spring in Baltimore.
Oct-2015 Dr. Kua received the Kenny Award for best research presentation by a fellow at the Midwest Society for Pediatric Research meeting.
Apr-2015: Dr. Kua received a Fellow Research Award at the national Society for Pediatric Research meeting in San Diego.
March 1, 2015: Our work showing that the placenta has unrivaled avidity for glucose, supporting unparalleled rates of glucose flux, was reviewed in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine 56(3):21N.
May-2013: Congratulations to Alex Sawatzke, who is graduating from medical school with research distinction based on his work in the lab. Dr. Sawatzke’s work detailed the kinetics of glucose transfer from maternal circulation to placenta to fetus, using advances to our previoiusly published PET scan-based approach.
Dec 2009: Our work on diabetes in pregnancy was reviewed in Diabetes Forefront magazine (link no longer available, but was this)
2006: Our PI was featured in the NIDDK’s publication “Advances and Emerging Opportunities in Type 1 Diabetes Research” under “Goal VI: Attract New Talent and Apply New Technologies to Research on Type 1 Diabetes.” (link no longer available, but was this.)