signature image for the Diabetes and Obesity Center The University of Louisville Diabetes & Obesity Center supports leading edge basic and clinical research to generate new knowledge for the prevention and management of diabetes and obesity. We believe a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach to research has the power to yield dynamic results. Our team is making new discoveries every day - discoveries that bring us one step closer to a more effective strategy for the treatment, management and prevention of these growing epidemics.

Major Findings

Role of TRPA1 in acute cardiopulmonary toxicity of inhaled acrolein (August 2016)

CCR7 Maintains Nonresolving Lymph Node and Adipose Inflammation in Obesity (August 2016)

Air Pollution-Induced Vascular Dysfunction: Potential Role of Endothelin-1 (ET-1) System (July 2016)

Circulating levels of plasminogen and oxidized phospholipids bound to plasminogen distinguish between atherothrombotic and non-atherothrombotic myocardial infarction (July 2016)

Type 2 Diabetes Dysregulates Glucose Metabolism in Cardiac Progenitor Cells (June 2016)

Insulin sensitizers prevent fine particulate matter-induced vascular insulin resistance and changes in endothelial progenitor cell homeostasis (June 2016)

Acute cardiopulmonary toxicity of inhaled aldehydes: role of TRPA1 (June 2016)

Impact of Cell Therapy on Myocardial Perfusion and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients With Angina Refractory to Medical Therapy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (March 2016)

Exposure to Fine Particulate Air Pollution Causes Vascular Insulin Resistance by Inducing Pulmonary Oxidative Stress (April 2016)

Anti-inflammatory effects of miR-21 in the macrophage response to peritonitis (February 2016)


Global change requires local action (Courier-Journal)

Louisville Catholic school partakes in Green for Good research project (National Catholic Reporter)

A Louisville school is trying to prove whether trees reduce air pollution (WFPL)

Air pollution linked to blood vessel damage (Courier-Journal)

Air pollution damages arteries of even healthy young adults, new study shows (The Independent)

Louisville could expand smoking ban to e-cigs and hookah (WDRB)

Health experts make case against e-cigs, hookah (Courier-Journal)

E-cigarettes should be banned indoors and subject to stronger regulation, says WHO (The Independent)

E-cigarettes worth last resort to quit smoking, heart group says (Bloomberg)

Study: Rule change could save 48 lives per year here (Courier-Journal)

What science says about e-cigarettes (PRI)

Study: Teens who vape more likely to move on to traditional cigarettes (Health Newsline)

What science says about e-cigarettes (Science Friday)

FDA to oversee all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes (WDRB)

UofL researcher: Evidence mounting on harm of e-cigarettes (Insider Louisville)

Heart attack risk in Louisville air pollution (Courier-Journal)

UofL program focuses on reducing 'explosion' of diabetes and obesity (Insider Louisville)

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