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IU School of Medicine researcher awarded $1.9 million grant to study vision-threatening condition

Indiana University School of Medicine was recently awarded a five-year, $1.9 million grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study diabetic retinopathy (DR), a long-term, vision-threatening complication of diabetes. The grant will fund the work of scientists...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 24, 2017

Overall cancer risk not increased with use of popular diabetes medication, IU study finds

People taking a new oral medication for Type 2 diabetes can breathe a sigh of relief concerning suspicions they might be at an increased risk for many types of cancer, according to Indiana University researchers.A review of 46 clinical...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 21, 2017

Raghu Mirmira named director of Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana University School of Medicine will continue its nationally recognized work in the scientific discovery of innovative medical treatments and care for children with the appointment of Raghu G. Mirmira, MD, PhD, as director of the school’...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 19, 2017

Two IUPUI researchers receive 2016 Research Frontiers Trailblazer Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- Two Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis researchers were named recipients of the 2016 Research Frontiers Trailblazer Award during the IUPUI Research Day earlier this month.Established in 2010, the Research Frontiers Trailblazer Award recognizes outstanding IUPUI researchers...

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 21, 2016

IU researcher whose work led to Medicare support for prediabetes program available for interviews

INDIANAPOLIS -- David Marrero, an Indiana University School of Medicine researcher and a leader in research that supported a change in Medicare reimbursement announced today, is available to discuss the importance of widespread efforts to prevent type 2 diabetes....

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 23, 2016

Indiana University study: Commercial weight loss system expands diabetes prevention access

INDIANAPOLIS – A new randomized controlled study conducted by Indiana University School of Medicine researchers and published online today in the American Journal of Public Health found that adults with prediabetes who followed a nationally-available weight management program with...

By: IU School of Medicine On: February 18, 2016

IUSM diabetes and metabolic disorder researcher joins Indiana Biosciences Research Institute

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Biosciences Research Institute announced today the appointment of internationally recognized diabetes and metabolic disease research scientist Raghu Mirmira, M.D., Ph.D., as the first Indiana Research Fellow and interim scientific director for the institute....

By: IU School of Medicine On: January 27, 2016

IU researchers receive $5 million grant to improve diabetes management in young children

INDIANAPOLIS -- With a $5 million grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, an Indiana University-led team will develop and test interventions to help families with young children with type 1 diabetes better manage the disease....

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 9, 2015

Researchers to develop breathalyzer-type low blood sugar warning device for diabetes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- A multidisciplinary team of researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has been awarded a $738,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop a breathalyzer-type device to detect the onset of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar episodes,...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 18, 2015

National Institutes of Health awards IU 5-year grant to create new diabetes research center

INDIANAPOLIS -- The National Institutes of Health has awarded the Indiana University School of Medicine a five-year, $4.5 million grant to create a new federally designated Indiana Diabetes Research Center, one of just 16 such centers in the country.The...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 27, 2015

IU researchers: Protein linked to aging identified as new target for controlling diabetes

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have identified a small protein with a big role in lowering plasma glucose and increasing insulin sensitivity. Their research appeared online today in Diabetes, the journal of the American Diabetes...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 5, 2014

$2.4 million NIH grant funds IU-led research to discover biomarkers for diabetes detection

INDIANAPOLIS -- An international team of diabetes researchers led by Indiana University scientists has been awarded a $2.4 million research grant to discover and develop biomarkers meant to provide early prediction and diagnosis of type 1 diabetes.Nearly 2 million people...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 27, 2014

Volunteers sought for IU School of Medicine diabetes research studies

INDIANPOLIS -- Indiana University School of Medicine is among a select group of institutions chosen to participate in two National Institutes of Health diabetes research studies.The studies will evaluate the effects of medications in delaying the onset...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 21, 2014

On ‘Sound Medicine’: Ethics of lethal injection, cellphones and health, and prisoner health care

INDIANAPOLIS -- The “Sound Medicine” program for July 13 includes segments about the pressure on doctors to participate in lethal injections; how cellphones affect your health; depression and diabetes; and prisoner health care.What should medical professionals' role be...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 10, 2014

New diabetes and kidney research centers at IUPUI win Signature Centers Initiative funding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has named two new centers -- one dedicated to diabetes research and the other focused on developing imaging methods for the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease -- as 2014 recipients...

By: IU School of Medicine On: June 25, 2014

On ‘Sound Medicine’: Inhalable insulin, reversing effects of diabetes, and surrogate decision-making

INDIANAPOLIS -- The "Sound Medicine" program for May 18 includes segments about inhalable insulin, a Type 2 diabetes treatment plan, and the dangers of laparoscopic power morcellation.Will inhaled insulin succeed this time around? Of the 26 million people with diabetes,...

By: IU School of Medicine On: May 14, 2014

Volunteers sought for IU School of Medicine diabetes research study

INDIANPOLIS -- Indiana University School of Medicine is one of 37 sites selected by the National Institutes of Health for a study of the long-term risks and benefits of four widely used diabetes drugs used in combination with metformin,...

By: IU School of Medicine On: February 24, 2014

Volunteers sought for IU School of Medicine diabetes research study

INDIANPOLIS -- Indiana University School of Medicine is one of 37 sites selected by the National Institutes of Health for a study of the long-term risks and benefits of four widely used diabetes drugs used in combination with metformin,...

By: IU School of Medicine On: December 19, 2013

On ‘Sound Medicine’: Surgery through the nose, periodontal disease and diabetes, and psychotherapy

INDIANAPOLIS – The “Sound Medicine” program Dec. 8 features a conversation about new guidelines that could lead to healthy Americans taking cholesterol lowering medications, periodontal disease predicting diabetes, and how surgeons operate on brain tumors through the nose.Should healthy...

By: IU School of Medicine On: December 4, 2013

Encourage Healthy Families Study focuses on mothers, children at risk for diabetes

INDIANAPOLIS -- Gestational diabetes places a mother and her child at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life. The Indiana University Diabetes Translational Research Center is conducting a study that evaluates healthy interventions to decrease that...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 25, 2013

Making the GRADE: Volunteers sought for diabetes research study

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University School of Medicine is one of the 37 sites selected by the National Institutes of Health for a study of the long-term risks and benefits of four widely used diabetes drugs used in combination with...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 9, 2013

Researchers report success blocking type 1 diabetes progression using psoriasis drug

INDIANAPOLIS -- Researchers have blocked the progression of type 1 diabetes among newly diagnosed patients using a drug originally sold to treat psoriasis, according to the results of a clinical trial reported Saturday at a scientific meeting in Chicago....

By: IU School of Medicine On: June 22, 2013

Indiana University study aims to prevent type 2 diabetes through medication

A clinical trial at Indiana University School of Medicine aims to find new ways of preventing type 2 diabetes or slow its progression by treating participants with medications normally used for people who have had full-blown diabetes for at...

By: IU School of Medicine On: June 7, 2013

NIH funding puts researchers on path to restoring vision loss from diabetic eye disease

INDIANAPOLIS -- Researchers at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute and the Indiana Center for Vascular Biology at Indiana University School of Medicine are on the cusp of perfecting stem cell treatments that would halt – and potentially...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 12, 2013

On ‘Sound Medicine’: Eating disorders in older women, and the Women’s Health Initiative

“Sound Medicine” covers controversial ethics topics, breakthrough research studies and the day-to-day application of recent advancements in medicine. It’s also available via podcast and Stitcher Radio for mobile phones and iPads and posts updates...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 18, 2012

Glick Eye Institute physicians and researchers receive grants to aid vision discoveries

The researchers and their awards are: Yang Sun, M.D., Ph.D., received $1,023,530 from the National Eye Institute to study congenital glaucoma with the hope of discovering new treatments for common forms of glaucoma.Brian Samuels, M.D.,...

By: IU School of Medicine On: June 18, 2012

Indiana University Researchers Take Steps Toward Prevention of Diabetes

In a study published today in the March 22 issue of the journal Diabetes, Raghu Mirmira, M.D., Ph.D., Eli Lilly and Co. Professor of Pediatric Diabetes, and Sarah Tersey, Ph.D., assistant research professor of pediatrics, reported...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 22, 2012

Statin Drug Warnings — This Week on Sound Medicine

Sound Medicine airs at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 18, on WFYI, 90.1 FM. For the airtime on a public radio station near you, check the Sound Medicine website. FDA warning for statins. The FDA recently issued warnings for statin...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 15, 2012

Pilot Diabetes Program Links Doctors, Patients and Communities to Health Resources

Funded by a grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and the IU School of Medicine, IN-D Link has nearly 800 resources to guide people to better nutrition, physical activity, weight loss, support services...

By: IU School of Medicine On: February 29, 2012

Prognosis for the Affordable Care Act — This Week on Sound Medicine

Sound Medicine airs at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, on WFYI, 90.1 FM. For the airtime on a public radio station near you, check the Sound Medicine website. Predictions for the Affordable Care Act. In March, the U.S....

By: IU School of Medicine On: January 19, 2012

Department of Health and Human Services to Honor Diabetes Prevention Program

Ronald Ackermann, M.D., associate professor of medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine, is the principal investigator of the research that spawned the award-winning project, “Taking the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program to Scale.&...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 22, 2011

Diary of a Civil War Nurse, This week on Sound Medicine

This Birth of Souls: The Civil War Diary of Harriet Eaton. During the Civil War, nurse Harriet Eaton served two tours of duty in Union field hospitals.  Indiana University English professor Jane  Schultz, Ph.D., has...

By: IU School of Medicine On: June 29, 2011

Bariatric Surgery to Control Diabetes, This Week on Sound Medicine

Bariatric surgery to control diabetes.  The International Diabetes Foundation now recommends bariatric surgery to help obese patients control their blood sugar. Bariatric surgeon Robin Blackstone, M.D., chats with Sound Medicine’s Steve Bogdewic, Ph.D.,...

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 20, 2011

TrialNet Study Seeks Answers to Type 1 Diabetes Questions

Riley Hospital is one of 18 clinical centers in the United States and seven other countries seeking more information on how type 1 diabetes develops in at-risk individuals. The centers are part of a cooperative study, Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet, which...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 7, 2011

Discovery of Source of Glycogen “Manufacturing” Errors Sheds Light on Fatal Disease

The disease occurs when a genetic mutation causes excessive amounts of phosphate to build up in glycogen. Glycogen is a chain-like molecule the body uses to temporarily store glucose when it’s not needed to provide energy...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 1, 2011

Exercise Advice for Cold Sufferers – This Week on Sound Medicine

Exercise may help prevent catching a cold, but if you’re already sick, working out may do more harm than good. Sound Medicine’s Steve Bogdewic, Ph.D., will meet with sports medicine expert David Nieman ,...

By: IU School of Medicine On: January 12, 2011

Routine Blood Test May Identify People with Pre-diabetes, Cutting Later Treatment Costs

Approximately 60 million Americans, one-third of the adult population, are pre-diabetic. Thirty percent of these individuals will develop Type 2 diabetes in less than a decade, yet most don’t know they are at high risk for the disease....

By: IU School of Medicine On: January 6, 2011

Adverse Neighborhood Conditions Greatly Aggravate Mobility Problems from Diabetes

“We followed a large group of African Americans for 3 years and found an extremely strong correlation between diabetes and adverse neighborhood conditions. The study participants were between the ages of 49 and 65 years with no or limited mobility...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 21, 2010

This Week on Sound Medicine- July 17 and 18

Ryan Thompson, M.D., an internist in Boston, will explain a course he designed and teaches at Harvard Medical School that helps new doctors understand the cost of care they are prescribing.Raj Maturi, M.D., an ophthalmologist...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 15, 2010

IU and Regenstrief Address Critical Need for Health IT Professionals

While a growing number of hospitals and physicians want to offer their patients the benefits of electronic medical records and health information exchange, there is a nationwide shortage of highly skilled health IT workers to fill an estimated 60,000...

By: IU School of Medicine On: June 17, 2010

Research Points to Two Promising Proteins for Preventing Diabetes

In experiments using diabetes-prone mice, blocking the actions of the proteins significantly reduced the development of diabetes in the mice. The findings were reported by a multi-institutional research team led by Raghu Mirmira, M.D., Ph.D., associate...

By: IU School of Medicine On: May 24, 2010

This Week on Sound Medicine — Jan. 17

The program:Elbert Huang, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of general internal medicine at the University of Chicago Diabetes Research and Training Center, will explain his study predicting a major increase in the number and cost...

By: IU School of Medicine On: January 12, 2010

Diabetics at Increased Risk for Vision Loss, IU Ophthalmologists Caution

As part of November’s Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month, ophthalmologists at the Glick Eye Institute at the Indiana University School of Medicine encourage diabetics and all at-risk adults to make eye care a priority. The American...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 9, 2009

On Demand Doctor’s Appointments Do Not Improve Diabetes Care

The Indiana University School of Medicine study is the first to report that individuals with diabetes who utilized on demand (or open access) scheduling, a system growing in popularity in which patients can call and receive same or...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 23, 2009

Dance to the Music: Learning & Exercising at YMCA Can Prevent Diabetes

More than 60 million Americans have pre-diabetes, and most of them are unaware. Adults with pre-diabetes are at more than 10 times the normal risk for developing diabetes and at twice the risk for heart attack or stroke. Reaching this...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 9, 2008

Mirmira Named Director of Pediatric Diabetes Group at IU School of Medicine

Dr. Mirmira's research focuses on how non-insulin producing cells in the body could be "reprogramed" to produce insulin, and thereby serve as surrogate beta cells for individuals with diabetes. In addition to his scientific work, he will be...

By: IU School of Medicine On: May 20, 2008

This Week on Sound Medicine — April 27

Sound Medicine reporter Shia Levitt will speak with Carol Galaty, a woman who, after special testing, discovered she carried a genetic mutation linked to an elevated risk for breast and ovarian cancer . She also will address the impact...

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 23, 2008

Meet “Lillian” the Pig! This year’s American Diabetes Association’s Kiss A Pig contest starred eight-month-old Ossabaw pig

As the guest of honor at this year's Kiss A Pig contest for the American Diabetes Association, Lillian is the center of attention for five candidates who've raised more than $51,000 for diabetes research. The big event took place...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 20, 2008

This Week on Sound Medicine — Feb. 3

This week, Sound Medicine previews the diabetes conference "Taking Control of Your Diabetes," an informative conference for diabetes patients, family members and health-care providers, co-hosted by IUSM diabetes specialists. The conference will be Feb. 2 at the Indianapolis Convention...

By: IU School of Medicine On: February 1, 2008

This Week on Sound Medicine — Jan. 27

This week, Sound Medicine previews the diabetes conference "Taking Control of Your Diabetes," an informative conference for diabetes patients, family members and health-care providers, co-hosted by IUSM diabetes specialists. The conference will be Feb. 2 at the Indianapolis Convention...

By: IU School of Medicine On: January 25, 2008

Diabetes Conference Designed to Enlighten, Encourage Patients and Families

Program co-directors from the Indiana University School of Medicine Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism are David Marrero, Ph.D., the J.O. Ritchey Professor of Medicine, Paris Roach, M.D., associate professor of medicine, and certified diabetes educator...

By: IU School of Medicine On: January 8, 2008

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