High plasma triglycerides have been linked to heart disease; studies in mice suggest inhibiting gamma secretase in the liver could lower plasma triglyceride levels and have parallel benefits for diabetes.
By switching off a single gene, Columbia scientists have converted human gastrointestinal cells into insulin-producing cells.
Emily Casciano, a dietician at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center, loves helping her patients learn healthy eating habits early.
Scientists at the New York Stem Cell Foundation and CUMC have created the first disease-specific embryonic stem cell line using nuclear transfer technology.
Dr. Lori Zeltser talks about her research findings, which may lead to a change in approaches to treating childhood obesity.
Targeting an enzyme that raises both sugar and insulin levels in the obese may prevent and treat diabetes.