U of L Partners with International Diabetes Research Team

The University of Louisville’s Department of Pediatrics is joining an international research team to explore ways to treat and prevent Type 1 diabetes. The department is a participant in TrialNet, which is made up of clinics throughout the world that study the disease. U of L will work with Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, which […]

U of L Researchers Make Progress In Study Of Kidney Failure

Research conducted by University of Louisville scientists is showing promise in determining what causes many diabetes patients to suffer kidney failure. The team is led by Dr. Paul Epstein, acting director of the Kosair Children’s Hospital Research Institute. He says researchers have been able to replicate–in lab mice–genetic changes that take place in the human […]

Type 1 Diabetes

We hear a lot about obesity and its link to diabetes – an inability of the pancreas to regulate glucose levels in the blood. But Type 1 Diabetes is actually a genetic disease that first shows up in childhood, unrelated to weight or fitness level. It’s often called juvenile diabetes, but its effect lasts a lifetime. Join the discussion on Thursday as we take a look at the causes and treatment of the disease and find out what it’s like to live with Type 1 Diabetes.  Listen to the Show

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U of L Recieves NIH Grant

From WFPL’s Raj Ahuja The University of Louisville has received an $11.6 million National Institutes of Health grant for diabetes and obesity research.  U of L’s principal investigator in the research, Aruni Bhatnagar, says the funds will allow scientists to make more significant advances in their study of the conditions.  “Until now we’ve been sort of nibbling at the […]