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Scientists create painless patch of insulin-producing beta cells to control diabetes
The new “smart cell patch” developed at UNC and NC State is a proof of principle to treat millions of people with type-1 and advanced type-2 diabetes.
Located in News / 2016 / March
New type-2 diabetes therapy proves better than traditional insulin injections
UNC-led global phase-3 clinical trial sets the stage for improved management of a disease that affects nearly 30 million Americans.
Located in News / 2016 / March
Biomedical engineer Zhen Gu receives prestigious Sloan Fellowship
The joint UNC/NC State researcher also earned a grant from JDRF and Sanofi to further develop glucose responsive insulin therapies for diabetes.
Located in News / 2016 / February
UNC School of Medicine researcher receives American Diabetes Association award
Praveen Sethupathy, PhD, earns early-career ADA award to research innovative ways to treat people with diabetes.
Located in News / 2016 / February
Biomedical engineer Zhen Gu, PhD, tabbed as top young innovator
The editors of the MIT Technology Review highlighted Gu’s work on a novel way to monitor and treat diabetes.
Located in News / 2015 / August
Diabetes drug metformin’s primary effect is in the gut, not the bloodstream
New study in Diabetes Care suggests new delayed-release metformin could help 40 percent of type 2 diabetes patients that currently can’t take metformin.
Located in News / 2015 / August
UNC researchers find two biomarkers linked to severe heart disease
The finding published in PLoS One suggests that elevated oxidized LDL cholesterol and fructosamine – a measure of glycated proteins in blood sugar – are signposts for the development of severe coronary disease, especially in females.
Located in News / 2015 / July
Smart insulin patch could replace painful injections for diabetes
A joint effort between diabetes doctors and biomedical engineers could revolutionize how people with diabetes keep their blood sugar levels in check.
Located in News / 2015 / June
UNC diabetes researcher featured on WRAL
TV segment focused diabetes prevention and screening and featured John Buse, MD, PhD, chief, Division of Endocrinology, executive associate dean for clinical research.
Located in News / 2015 / March
Diabetes researcher earns ADA grant to design nanoparticles to control blood sugar
The research by Zhen Gu, PhD, assistant professor in the UNC-NCSU joint department of biomedical engineering, aims to improve methods for delivering precise amounts of medications less frequently.
Located in News / 2015 / January