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Oestrogen holds promise for diabetes cure

Oestrogen can protect women who have been through menopause against type 2 diabetes — seemingly by triggering the destruction of misfolded insulin proteins that accumulate during the early stages of the disease. Full story

Does the Sex of a Cell Matter in Research?

“We really need to study both sexes,” says Dr. Franck Mauvais-Jarvis, a leading voice in the debate to bring sex parity to pre-clinical research. “The focus on a single sex threatens to limit the impact of research findings as results may be relevant to only half of the population.”
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Dr. Mauvais-Jarvis' WWL-TV interview

Dr. Franck Mauvais-Jarvis is the principle investigator on groundbreaking research only in Louisiana. There are two studies investigating targeted estrogen. 

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Shortage of Human Islet Cells Will Slow Diabetes Research

Franck Mauvais-Jarvis, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Tulane Diabetes Research Program at Tulane University Health Sciences Center collaborated on a white paper published in Diabetes addressing this shortage.

Rohit Kulkarni, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Investigator in the Section on Islet Cell and Regenerative Biology at Joslin Diabetes Center and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, coauthored a paper that was published today in Diabetes, which voiced concerns about the increasing difficulty of access to high quality islet cells for diabetes research. Andrew Stewart, M.D., Director of the Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism Institute at of Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, served as the other lead author.
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Mauvais-Jarvis and Collaborators Obtain State Wide Grant to Prevent Diabetes and Obesity in Louisiana Women

The Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center, a federally funded statewide research initiative, announced three multi-institutional grants on Wednesday.“These projects are aimed at diseases prevalent in our communities,” said Dr. William T. Cefalu, principal investigator of the LA CaTS Center grant...“Our research teams will work to develop new approaches to prevent or treat these diseases.”
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Louisiana’s First Clinical Data Research Network to be Developed Through PCORI Funding

The Louisiana Clinical Data Research Network (LACDRN) was recently approved for a funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to develop and expand a health data network that will be part of PCORnet: the National Patient-Centered National Clinical Research Network.
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