Navigation Links
UMass Medical School receives $300,000 from JDRF and Iacocca Foundation
Date:11/1/2007

WORCESTER, Mass., Nov. 1, 2007 Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) will investigate the causes of type 1 diabetes with dual grants from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the Iacocca Foundation.

The grants, which total $300,000, will support the research efforts of the UMMS Heat Shock Protein Consortium. Directed by Aldo A. Rossini, MD, the William and Doris Krupp Professor of Medicine and professor of medicine and molecular medicine, the Heat Shock Protein Consortium brings together a unique group of scientists with diverse expertise in the basic sciences.

The innovation and synergy of the Consortium has already provided a mechanism for interaction and productivity in the field of science, explained Dr. Rossini. This synergy, we believe, will permit a new area of discovery by bringing together viewpoints of basic cell biology that are now focusing on the understanding of the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes.

Heat shock proteins (Hsp) are essential proteins that protect the cell from a wide variety of environmental stresses. However, recent studies have demonstrated that altered Hsp function is associated with the development of a number of diseases, including type 1 diabetes. This funding will provide support for a number of innovative studies across a variety of departments and disciplines that aim to understand the Hsp abnormalities that may lead to the development and progression of type 1 diabetes.

We are committed to supporting young investigators in their development into diabetes-related careers and this important funding will foster creative approaches to the question of the role of cellular stress and autoimmune diabetes, explained Consortium investigator Dale L. Greiner, PhD, professor of medicine.

Better understanding the pathogenesis of diabetes will help accelerate the pace of science leading to cures and treatments for type 1 diabetes and its complications across a range of research areas, said Richard A. Insel, MD, Executive Vice President for Research at JDRF. Were thrilled to be partnering with the Iacocca Foundation to fund this important science at the University of Massachusetts.

Specific laboratories and their respective projects supported by the grants include:

  • Rita Bortell, PhD, associate professor of medicineThe role of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in immune cell functions and during pathogenesis of autoimmune diabetes

  • Stephen J. Doxsey, PhD, professor of molecular medicine, biochemistry & molecular pharmacology and cell biologyThe novel role of centrosome proteins in insulin secretion and cellular stress

  • Dale L. Greiner, PhD, professor of medicineThe role of ER stress in islet transplantation

  • Gregory J. Pazour, PhD, associate professor of molecular medicineThe role of the pancreatic beta cell cilium in diabetes

  • Fumihiko Urano, MD, assistant professor of molecular medicineThe role of ER stress in autoimmune diabetes


'/>"/>

Contact: Susan Sherman
ssherman@jdrf.org
212-479-7510
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Chancellor Of UMass Medical School Resigns Due to Health Reasons
2. Check if your “Favourite medical web-site” is indulging in Quackey
3. Teens turning to Internet for medical queries
4. Robots craft medical history
5. NBE to conduct test for medical students from abroad
6. Air pollution combined with greater medical needs
7. Indian Nationals with Foreign Medical Degrees can now practice in India
8. Children! Protecting them from medical mistakes
9. More information sought by patients on medical errors
10. SARS necessitates medical masks
11. Meditation Works Medically
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/28/2017)... ... 2017 , ... HYPERAMS, LLC announced it will perform the inventory ... Lima, Ohio. The sale began this week and the inventory is expected to sell ... uniforms, and medical accessories, including blood pressure cuffs, stethoscopes, CPR masks, as well as ...
(Date:5/27/2017)... TX (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2017 , ... Hate visiting the dentist? You should ... you'll need to take care of your teeth at home. Here are some dental tips ... after meals. Keep a small toothbrush in your work desk or a locker at school ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... 26, 2017 , ... The American Parkinson Disease Association’s ... grant submissions all vying for nearly $1,000,000 in funding that will be awarded ... American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is focused on advancing scientific research that will ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... A new analysis of community ... healthiest seniors are located in the Midwest. With the average cost of healthcare rising ... are concerned with both the quality and affordability of where they live. An annual ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh in Abilene, ... Agreements being discussed by President Donald Trump and the rest of the world. Donald ... up peace talks in the continuous battle between Israel and Palestine. The world’s eyes ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/12/2017)... , May 12, 2017  The China and ... washing technology that consumes less water, energy and detergent, and features ... first product LaughingU, a shoebox-sized washing machine that washes and sanitizes ... ... Product, LaughingU, is compact, and does not require an external water ...
(Date:5/10/2017)... 2017 Radiology has become the number one ... also spiraled to the number one ranking as a ... ever before as the most complete and reliable method ... lower back pain an MRI may confirm a suspected ... resulting in entirely different treatment protocols.  In these circumstances, ...
(Date:5/9/2017)... 2017  Semler Scientific, Inc. (OTCQB: SMLR), an ... improve the clinical effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare ... quarter ended March 31, 2017. ... to identify when preventive care options are appropriate, ... heart attacks or strokes occur," said Doug ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: