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NIDDK Releases Funding Opportunity Announcements for Type 1 Diabetes Research

On February 15, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) released 17 long-awaited Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) to support a variety of research projects related to type 1 diabetes and its complications. These FOAs are supported with the recent $150 million extension of the Special Statutory Funding Program for Type 1...
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Clock Protein Controls Daily Cycle of Gene Expression by Regulating Chromosome Loops, Study Finds

The up-and-down daily cycles of a long-studied clock protein called Rev-erb coordinates the ebb and flow of gene expression by tightening and loosening loops in chromosomes, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The findings appear online this week in Science First Release. Over the last 15-plus years, a team led by the...
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Common Birth Control Shot Linked to Risk of HIV Infection

Transitioning away from a popular contraceptive shot known as DMPA could help protect women in Sub-Saharan Africa and other high-risk regions from becoming infected with HIV, according to a research review published in Endocrine Reviews. The predominant contraceptive in Sub-Saharan Africa is depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA)—a birth control shot administered every three months. Human studies suggest...
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Submit YOUR Ideas for New NIH Study

allofuslogo The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is asking the research community for ideas for research questions that might be addressed through the All of Us research study. The All of Us study is a major NIH investment with the goal of enrolling over 1 million Americans in a longitudinal cohort study, thereby building “one of...
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Endocrine Society Applauds Special Diabetes Program Renewal

The Endocrine Society praised Congress’ decision to include the Special Diabetes Program and increased funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the federal government that passed today. The CR included a provision to renew the Special Diabetes Program (SDP) for two years with $300 million in funding...
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Society Successfully Advocates to Renew Special Diabetes Program

Over the past year, the Endocrine Society has advocated for the renewal of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP), which funds type 1 diabetes research and education and prevention programs for Alaska Natives and American Indians. Through our efforts working with the leadership of the Congressional Diabetes Caucus, the SDP was included in House legislation to...