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“Diabetes drug could be the first to reverse the disease,” New Scientist, features Stephanie Stanford, PhD, and Nunzio Bottini, MD, PhD.

"Gut health and weight loss: what you need to know -- The microbes in your stomach could help you lose weight" on AOL Health quotes Rob Knight, PhD, faculty member of the IDMH Center for Integrative and Molecular Metabolism. Dr. Knight is Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and holder of an additional appointment in the Department of Computer Science.

Olefsky-Jerrold-UCSDNews-Nov2016-lg.jpg Insulin Resistance Reversed by Removal of Protein - UC San Diego press release by Yadira Galindo, UC San Diego Health, November 3, 2016.
By removing the protein galectin-3 (Gal3), a team of investigators led by University of California School of Medicine researchers were able to reverse diabetic insulin resistance and glucose intolerance in mouse models of obesity and diabetes...Read the full story

At left: Project Principal Investigator Jerrold Olefsky, professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at UC San Diego School of Medicine and faculty member, Center for Integrative Metabolism, IDMH

The Heat Is On. Dr Saltiel and his work are profiled in Discoveries Magazine, Volume 7, pages 32-33, 2016. Discoveries Magazine is a publication of UC San Diego Health Sciences.

How to Battle Cancer Linked to Obesity - By Alan Saltiel, PhD, and J. Silvio Gutkind, PhD, San Diego Union-Tribune, September 22, 2016.

Leading Metabolics Researcher Joins UC San Diego School of Medicine: Alan Saltiel will head unified effort to create comprehensive diabetes center. By Scott LaFee, UC San Diego Health Newsroom, July 6, 2015.            

New Institute for Diabetes and Metabolic Health Debuts at UC San Diego: Expansive effort will encompass both research and treatment of major national health issue. By Scott LaFee, UC San Diego Health Newsroom, June 9, 2016.

The Connection Between Oxygen and Diabetes: A lack of O2 in fat cells triggers inflammation and insulin resistance in obesity. By Scott LaFee, UC San Diego Health Newsroom, June 5, 2014.