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Latest Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston Stories

2011-12-01 10:47:45

Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston have uncovered important molecular and genetic keys to the development of soft-tissue sarcomas in skeletal muscle, giving researchers and clinicians additional targets to stop the growth of these often deadly tumors.

2010-05-05 09:45:42

In people with insulin resistance or full-blown diabetes, an inability to keep blood sugar levels under control isn't the only problem by far.

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2009-04-09 08:19:48

Three studies published Thursday find that the thinly-spread, so-called brown fat that helps keep newborns warm is more common in adults than previously believed.

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2008-08-21 14:00:00

New research shows that brown fat cells, known as the “good” kind that burn energy, may provide new insights into treatment of obesity.

2005-10-04 14:34:46

The babies of women with diabetes are two to five times more likely to develop birth defects than offspring of women without the disease. A recent study in animals by scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston helps explain why. The research, appearing in the October issue of the American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism, suggests that high blood glucose levels early in pregnancy deprive the embryo of oxygen, interfering with its development.


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