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Tom Buchanan, MD and Steven Mittelman, MD, PhD on KPCC Friday, Sept. 23, 2016

Drs. Tom Buchanan and Steven Mittelman were on KPCC Friday, 9/23, morning. Below is the link to the audio:

The genetic architecture of type 2 diabetes

The genetic architecture of type 2 diabetes The genetic architecture of common traits, including the number, frequency, and effect sizes of inherited variants that contribute to individual risk, has been long debated. Genome-wide association studies have identified scores of common variants associated with type 2 diabetes, but in aggregate, these explain only a fraction of […]

Gene protects women from heart disease

USC researchers have identified a gene variant that decreases the risk of heart disease — but only among women. Men who carry the variant receive no protective effect. Hooman Allayee, senior author of the study and associate professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, said scientists have long known that […]

Hunger Hormone in Infancy May Link to Lifelong Obesity Risk

New study offers hope of future treatments to help prevent weight problems Researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles reveal an unexpected role for ghrelin in early brain development and show its long-term impact on appetite regulation. Their study was published online on January 20 by The Journal of Clinical Investigation. […]

Sugar Linked to Memory Problems in Adolescent Rats

Click below for USC News Release on Drs. Scott Kanoski collaborated work with Ted Hsu, Vaibhav Konanur, Lilly Taing, Ryan Usui, Brandon Kayser, and Michael Goran.  Sugar consumption led to memory problems and brain inflammation.  Studying rats as model subjects, scientists found that adolescents were at an increased risk of suffering negative health effects from […]

2014 TOPS Research Achievement Award

Congratulations to Michael Goran, PhD, Professor of Preventive Medicine, Director of the Childhood Obesity Research Center, and Co-Director of the Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute as he has been awarded a prestigious 2014 TOPS Research Achievement Award from the Obesity Society. 

Diabetes Detectives

Click below for USC news story on Drs. Casey Donovan and Alan Watts’ work on two published papers addressing glucosensing mechanisms in the hepatic portal vein and the brain as they relate to insulin-induced hypoglycemia and counterregulatory responses. They believe this work may help improve our understanding of the actions of insulin therapy, particularly in patients […]

Western Society of Clinical Investigation Mayo Soley Award

Congratulations to Tom Buchanan who was honored with the Western Society of Clinical Investigation Mayo Soley Award for lifetime achievement in medical research and mentorship on January 24, 2014 in Carmel, CA.  The award honors the lifetime achievement of outstanding medical researchers who also are devoted to training junior investigators. Dr. Buchanan is co-director of […]

American Diabetes Association Pathway Award

Congratulations to Kathleen Page, MD, assistant professor of medicine and a member of the Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute as she has been awarded a prestigious Pathway Accelerator Award from the American Diabetes Association. Page received the award for early career investigators for her translational research project entitled, “Neural Mechanisms in Maternal-Fetal Programming for Obesity and […]

Global Analysis of HFCS & Diabetes Prevalence

DORI’s Dr. Michael Goran’s recent publication in the Journal of Global Public Health on the global prevalence of high fructose corns syrup and diabetes prevalence has sparked public interest. Check-out the paper and a what the columnists had to say:

New York Times
Huffington Post
Los Angeles Times
The Atlantic
Food Politics

Full Journal article in Global Public Health.