(NEWS4UTAH – Salt Lake City, UT) I’m sitting in a research lab with Doctor Helena Safavi at University of Utah Health and Lyla, and 9-year-old girl that has been dealing with Type 1 Diabetes since she was a baby.... Read More
Diabetes & Metabolism Research Center
The Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center (DMRC) at University of Utah Health 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.
The Vitae Vignettes video series celebrates the people and stories that drive our research. Watch the video to see what inspires biochemist Claudio Villanueva and his search for novel solutions to obesity and diabetes.... Read MoreBiochemistry
The Driving Out Diabetes, a Larry H. Miller Family Wellness Initiative, has awarded grants to eight projects designed to activate novel research projects in the areas of diabetes, obesity and metabolism and to train the next generation of researchers. ... Read More
Researchers at University of Utah Health examined the diabetes community’s online Twitter conversation to understand their thoughts concerning open source artificial pancreas (OpenAPS) technology. ... Read More
Scientists identified a gene that controls how the liver communicates with the pancreas, which offers a new approach to combat diabetes. ... Read MoreInternal Medicine
The Metabolomics Core at U of U Health empowers researchers at the U and beyond to sort through the stream of metabolites with the aim of understanding disease and developing new treatments. ... Read More