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UNC scientists turn human skin cells into insulin-producing cells
September 17, 2008 — Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have transformed cells from human skin into cells that produce insulin, the hormone used to treat diabetes.
Located in Vital Signs / 2008 / September
VIDEO: A1C test now recommended for diabetes screening/diagnosis
New official guidelines for diabetes screening and diagnosis now include a blood test that gives a person’s average blood glucose level over the previous 2-3 months.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - Jan. 8, 2010
VIDEO: A1C test now recommended for diabetes screening/diagnosis
New official guidelines for diabetes screening and diagnosis now include a blood test that gives a person’s average blood glucose level over the previous 2-3 months.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Vital Signs - Jan. 8, 2010
Scientists map out regulatory regions of genome, hot spots for diabetes genes
The research, published online Jan. 31, 2010, in the journal Nature Genetics, presents the first high-resolution atlas of these regulatory elements in the most studied cell type for treatment and prevention of type II diabetes.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Vital Signs - Feb. 4, 2010
Lorenzo earns ADA junior faculty award
The American Diabetes Association selected Damaris Lorenzo, PhD, as a winner of its Junior Faculty Development Award, which carries with it funding for further research on diabetes-related investigations.
Located in News / 2019 / February
UNC research, diabetes expertise featured in video at international conference
The American Diabetes Association featured UNC-Chapel Hill diabetes experts and leaders in a video presented at the ADA's 78th Scientific Sessions this summer.
Located in News / 2018 / July
UNC researchers awarded $1.3 million to put diabetes discovery into practice across the U.S.
A landmark UNC School of Medicine study showed that the finger prick blood glucose test is unnecessary for most people with type 2 diabetes, and now researchers Katrina Donahue and Laura Young received a PCORI grant to implement their findings across the country.
Located in News / 2018 / November
School of Medicine Researchers Make International Highly Cited Research List
Fourteen UNC School of Medicine faculty members were listed by Clarivate Analytics in the company’s 2018 Highly Cited Research list.
Located in News / 2018 / December
Researchers implicate suspect in heart disease linked to diabetes
In their study of the IRS-1 protein, researchers at the University of North Carolina found a new lead for reversing or preventing heart disease associated with diabetes.
Located in News / 2017 / February
Is the finger-stick blood test necessary for type 2 diabetes treatment?
In the first large pragmatic trial of its kind in the United States, results from a UNC School of Medicine study show that checking finger-stick blood sugars may not help diabetes patients who do not use insulin.
Located in News / 2017 / June