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2011-03-31 07:00:00

BOSTON, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Joslin Diabetes Center has appointed John L. Brooks, III, a well-known leader in the life sciences industry, as President and Chief Executive Officer. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110331/NE74636 ) "Having seen John in action and worked closely with him, I know he will bring exceptional talents and experience to the role of Joslin chief executive," said Ralph James, interim Chairman of the Board of Trustees. "He has been a very...

2010-01-29 14:00:00

New collaboration leverages Joslin's deep clinical and research expertise and dLife's community and lifestyle approach to managing diabetes. BOSTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joslin.org, the Internet site for Harvard-affiliated Joslin Diabetes Center, the world's preeminent diabetes research and clinical care organization, and dLife.com, the leading online community for people living with diabetes, today announced a new online partnership. dLife will host a resource page on its...

2005-07-14 17:10:00

BOSTON "” July 14, 2005 "” A multicenter international study chaired by a Joslin Diabetes Center investigator and reported in the July issue of the American Diabetes Association's journal Diabetes brings hopeful news to the 18 million people in the United States "” and millions more worldwide "” with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Initial results of the Phase III clinical trial demonstrated that 32 milligrams per day of ruboxistaurin (RBX) was well tolerated and may reduce...

2005-06-11 15:42:16

BOSTON - Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center have investigated PKC-beta - a critical enzyme implicated in the devastating complications of type 1 and type 2 diabetes - for more than two decades. Their latest research, to be presented June 11 at the American Diabetes Association's (ADA) 65th Scientific Sessions in San Diego, Calif., confirms the link between hyperglycemia (high blood glucose), overexpression of PKC-beta 2 and kidney disease. The poster is one of 89 presentations Joslin...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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