Archives for June 2015

PNR&D Scientists Present at ADA

Four scientists from the Program for Neurology Research & Discovery presented their work at the 2015 American Diabetes Association’s Scientific Sessions, held June 5-9 in Boston.

In addition, two former PNR&D researchers presented at the meeting.

“The ADA is an excellent opportunity for our researchers to present their remarkable work,” said PNR&D Director Eva Feldman, M.D., Ph.D. “In one session we had three of the six speakers. It was good day for the program and our science.”

The papers presented by PNR&D scientists at the ADA meeting included:

  • Rodica Pop-Busui: “Cardiovascular Autonomic Neuropathy in Pima Indians with Diabetic Kidney Disease (DKD)
  • Rodica Pop-Busui: “Cardiovascular Autonomic Neuropathy and Coronary Artery Calcium in Type 1 Diabetes: The CACTI Study”
  • Meeyoung Park: “Identification of a Tissue-specific Effect of Pioglitazone Treatment on Gene Expression Profiles in a Murine Model of Type 2 Diabetes”
  • Phillipe O’Brien: “Effect of Dietary Reversal on Peripheral Nerve Function in Prediabetic C57BL6 Mice”
  •  Mamta Jaiswal: “Burden of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy among Pima Indians”

Scientists presenting who previously worked at PNR&D included:

  • Junguk Hur, Ph.D.: “Shared Transcriptional Networks between Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy and Nephropathy in Murine Models of Diabetes”
  • Tatsu Himeno – “Decrease of Neuronal Progenitor/Stem Cells in Dorsal Root Ganglia of Diabetic Mice”