Researchers unveil stem cell models of human spine development

Harvard researchers have unveiled the first stem cell models of human spine development, setting the stage for better understanding of musculoskeletal and metabolic disorders, including congenital scoliosis, muscular dystrophy, and Type 2 diabetes.

Stephanie Dutchen | Jan. 8, 2020 | harvard
~6 mins   

Tags: science-technology congenital-scoliosis muscular-dystrophy musculoskeletal-disorders olivier-pourquie segmentation-clock stem-cells type-2-diabetes

Islet-on-a-chip technology streamlines diabetes research

Islet-on-a-chip technology allows clinicians to easily determine the therapeutic value of beta cells for any given patient.

Mary Bergman | Aug. 29, 2019 | harvard
~6 mins   

Tags: science-technology basic-research biotechnology diabetes douglas-a-melton organ-on-a-chip otd type-2-diabetes

Plant-based diet may lower risk of Type 2 diabetes

A new meta-analysis shows that people who follow predominantly plant-based diets with greater adherence have a 23 percent lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes than those who follow these diets with lower adherence.

Amy Roeder | July 22, 2019 | harvard
~3 mins   

Tags: health-medicine harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health jama-internal-medicine plant-based-diet type-2-diabetes

What can we do to keep people from gaining more weight?

Health and policy expert Sara Bleich has found that when trying to change the way people eat, being prescriptive isn’t always the answer.

Deborah Halber | April 9, 2019 | harvard
~12 mins   

Tags: health-medicine fat-shaming harvard-graduate-school-of-arts-and-sciences obesity radcliffe-institute-for-advanced-study sara-bleich type-2-diabetes

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