HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Two national diabetes-related initiatives coordinated by MCG bioinformatics expert

A national effort to develop animal models to study the devastating complications of diabetes is being coordinated by a Medical College of Georgia bioinformatics expert.

Dr. Richard A. McIndoe, associate director of the MCG Center for Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine, has received a $15 million, five-year grant the largest ever received by MCG to continue operating the Coordinating and Bioinformatics Unit for the innovative National Institutes of Health project, Animal Models of Diabetic Complications Consortium.

He also will begin providing the same services for the Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Centers, another NIH-funded consortium of centers offering expertise in sophisticated, expensive mouse testing to scientists nationwide for a variety of diseases including diabetes and its complications as well as obesity and related disorders.

The Animal Models of Diabetic Complications Consortium consists of 13 investigators from different institutions generating ideas for creating mouse models, a Mouse Generation and Husbandry Core to generate the mice and the Coordinating and Bioinformatics Unit to oversee consortium activities.

"The NIH recognized years ago that there were few good animal models that mimic the complications of diabetes," Dr. McIndoe says. Even the NOD mouse, a spontaneous model for type 1 diabetes, is inadequate, primarily because complications tend to come with age and mice have a relatively short lifespan, he says.

Complications include cardiovascular and kidney disease, diabetic retinopathy as well as damage to the nerves and bladder. "Diabetic cardiovascular disease is probably the biggest mortality risk for type 1 and 2 diabetes; somewhere around 60 to 70 percent of diabetic mortality can be associated with cardiovascular disease," Dr. McIndoe says.

Unfortunately, the high risk of model development impeded financial support until several years ago when NIH opted to commit funds to
'"/>

Contact: Toni Baker
tbaker@mcg.edu
706-721-4421
Medical College of Georgia
26-Oct-2006


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Multinational research: protecting ecology means understanding people, too
2. National Ecological Observatory Network featured at ESA/SER Joint International Conference
3. American buffalo slaughter fueled by international trade
4. NCRR launches national network to connect investigators based at minority institutions
5. CRESIB coordinates an international consortium to fight malaria caused by Plasmodium vivax
6. 2 MSU professors spearhead international water project
7. International team to honor 30th anniversary of deep-sea vent discovery in Galpagos
8. 2nd International EuroFIR Congress
9. Nature surrenders flowery secrets to international team
10. U of MN will lead national research study on causes of bone cancer in children
11. Fibers are center stage at international conference

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/22/2016)... On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued ... the Biometric Exit Program. The Request for Information (RFI), ... that CBP intends to add biometrics to confirm when ... , in order to deter visa overstays, to ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160622/382209LOGO ...
(Date:6/9/2016)... June 9, 2016  Perkotek an innovation leader in attendance control systems is proud ... work hours, for employers to make sure the right employees are actually signing in, ... ... ... ...
(Date:6/2/2016)... , June 2, 2016   The Weather Company , ... Watson Ads, an industry-first capability in which consumers will be ... able to ask questions via voice or text and receive ... Marketers have long sought an advertising ... that can be personal, relevant and valuable; and can scale ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... 2016 , ... In anticipation of AxioMed’s exclusive cleanroom manufacturing ... President, Jake Lubinski will be traveling to Switzerland from December 5-10. Mr. Lubinski ... and Zurich to discuss the benefits of a viscoelastic disc. AxioMed received CE ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of Jain ... to their offering. ... , An increasing ... anticipated. Nanotechnology will be applied at all stages of drug ... in clinical trials. Many of the assays based on nanobiotechnology ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 01, 2016 , ... The Conference Forum has announced that the ... will take place on February 1-3, 2017 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York ... program provides a unique 360-degree approach, which addresses the most up-to-date information regarding business ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... , Dec. 1, 2016   SurePure, Inc. ... announced today that the Company has concluded an agreement ... right for a 90-day period to acquire units of ... of approximately USD 3.7 million.  Concurrently ... with Tamarack under which Tamarack will seek regulatory approvals ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: