Center for Diabetes Research

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A new research center at UiB will provide diabetes patients with more precise diagnoses and better treatment of the disease. "Most diabetes patients live good lives. But diagnosis and treatment can be better, and we wish to contribute to that", says center manager Pål R. Njølstad.
The Nordic DIABESITY meeting held on March 9-11 at Solstrand (Norway) gathered top diabetes and obesity experts from Norway, Sweden and Denmark, as well as international scientists from abroad to discuss new approaches and ways of thinking for subsegmentation of diabetes and obesity.
Researchers at Center for Diabetes Research, UiB, have found that the weight of babies is controlled by their genes. The findings provide insight into the mechanisms that control appetite and energy metabolism early in life and can help us find better treatment for obesity in adolescence and adulthood.
"We have discovered the key to growth during infancy and early childhood. This is important because it may give us answers to why some children develop obesity later in life", says professor and leader Pål R. Njølstad at Center for Diabetes Research.
The Norwegian Research Council (Forskningsrådet) invites seven finalists from the University of Bergen to the second round of evaluations in the race of becoming "Senter for Fremragende Forskning (SFF)" (Center for Excellent Research).
Article in Aftenposten comments on a study from Center for Diabetes Research published in Nature Genetics.
There is new hope for a more efficient treatment for type 2 diabetes. A rare mutation that gives some individuals a high degree of protection against the disease is discovered.
New research shows that two genetic variants contributes to extreme obesity in children.
Research concludes that medicine in the form of tablets could replace insulin injections for children with neonatal diabetes.
The annual conference "Best Research Presentations" was held by Forskerskolen in Clinical Medicine the January 24.-26. at Haukeland University Hospital.
For the first time, the Norwegian Diabetes Foundation awarded the "Diabetes Foundation Research Award" for excellent diabetes research.
Five researchers from Center for Diabetes Research have contributed in a newly published diabetes study in the prestigious journal Nature Genetics. The study shows that mutations in so-called MODY genes are more frequent than previously assumed, and that not all individuals with these mutations develop diabetes.
New results described by researchers at Harvard Medical School and the University of Bergen show how digestive enzymes produced in the pancreas may have a negative effect on insulin production.
The genes that cause babies and other children to gain weight differ from those that make adults overweight. Researchers have now found a genetic reason why babies get chubby cheeks, which is actually a healthy sign.
This year two awards from Helse Vest went to coworkers at Haukeland.
We reached a major milestone for our studies in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort study (MoBa).
Every year the Swedish Childhood Diabetes Foundation awards two prizes in the name of Johnny Ludvigsson to excellent childhood diabetes researchers in the Nordic countries.
A special gene variant may be part of the explanation for increased fat storage in half of the population. This finding may give patients new and better targeted treatments in the future.