Research Priorities - Diabetes & Obesity
  • Article
  • May 13 2022

Nearly three decades after first discovering the tumor-suppressing Par-4 “super gene” that has been shown to kill cancer cells, a team of researchers at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center is now learning about its role in preventing obesity.

  • Blog
  • Mar 30 2022

UK women are leaders in commercialization and patents. Three of them share their perspective, as UK’s top female patent holders, as part of UK Research’s “Women Making History” series.

  • Article
  • Feb 22 2022

Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center's traveling pediatric clinics are still going strong with quarterly visits in three different eastern Kentucky communities – Monticello, Barbourville and Pikeville.

  • Article
  • Jan 4 2022

Simon Fisher, M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed acting director of the Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center (BBDC). Fisher is taking over for John Fowlkes, M.D., who has served as director of the center since 2015.

  • Article
  • Nov 30 2021

Research from the UK College of Medicine and Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center found high rates post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in a group of pediatric patients with Type 1 diabetes.

  • Article
  • Nov 5 2021

*NSYNC’S Joey Fatone is spinning his luck for UK HealthCare’s Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center during an upcoming episode of “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune.” Fatone has been a faithful attendee through the years of the star-studded Barnstable Brown Derby Eve Gala.

  • Article
  • Oct 6 2021

Recent work from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine published in Cell Press discusses an essential signaling pathway that causes metabolic dysfunction including insulin resistance and obesity.

  • Article
  • Jul 2 2021

Time-restricted eating, a routine in which eating is limited to a specific window each day, helped prevent and improve diabetes-related nocturnal hypertension in mice.

  • Article
  • Mar 5 2021

The Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center's annual Obesity and Diabetes Research Day went virtual for the first time and expanded from a research ‘day’ to a research ‘series.’ Organizers say they were pleasantly surprised by the attendance with as many as 120 participants in one session alone.

  • Article
  • Feb 4 2021

Prediabetes and diabetes are big problems in Kentucky. According to the 2019 Kentucky Diabetes Report, one in 10 Kentucky adults have been told by a medical professional that they have prediabetes. An additional 12% have diabetes, and Kentucky has the fourth highest mortality rate due to diabetes in the nation.