Thanks to the joint efforts of a University of Utah scientist, a state legislator, and other diabetes advocates, a new law could offer an important lifeline to Utahans with diabetes who depend on insulin to survive. ... Read More
The Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center (DMRC) aims to bring together clinicians, researchers, and educators to broadly support research relating to diabetes, metabolism, and overall metabolic health.
The DMRC research scope spans the continuum from basic research studies using model systems to clinical trials. Studies on diabetes include:
- investigations on the pathophysiology of diabetes,
- control of diabetes complications,
- and diabetes management strategies.
Research on metabolism ranges from basic investigations on mitochondrial biology and metabolic control to metabolic contributions to heart disease and cancer.
Our goal is to create a platform for innovative basic, translational, clinical, and population health research that will yield new prevention methods and treatments that ultimately improve metabolic health and quality of life.
Researchers discover a master switch that controls many different genes involved in metabolism. ... Read MoreHuman Genetics
A University of Utah Health study finds that poor communications could be hampering efforts in at least 22 Utah communities to connect those in need with food stamps, food banks, soup kitchens and other food resources. ... Read MorePopulation Health Sciences
According to a research team led by led by scientists at University of Utah Health aging can stem from too much of a good thing. Elevated levels of an important nutrient— the amino acid cysteine — jump starts the aging process. ... Read MoreBiochemistry
Nancy Allen’s clinical and academic work at University of Utah Health focuses on the self-management of diabetes in different racial, ethnic, and vulnerable populations.... Read More
Scientists at University of Utah Health recently discovered that people with high blood levels of ceramides are at least three or four times as likely to have a stroke or heart attack than those with lower blood levels of this lipid. ... Read More