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Finding Cures

UToledo researchers are making advancements each day in finding new treatments, therapies and cures to enhance the quality of life and longevity for those living with chronic disease.

Researchers at UToledo recently have released studies contributing new scientific knowledge to address chronic health conditions including diabetes, hypertension and inflammatory bowel disease.

Bina Joe working in a lab

Juan Jaume, M.D., and Shahnawaz Imam, Ph.D., professor and chief of endocrinology and senior researcher, respectively, have developed a new diabetic mouse model in which mice spontaneously develop Type I diabetes, allowing study of the disease and its natural progression in a way not previously possible.

Juan Jaume and Shahnawax Imam with diabetic supplies

Bina Joe, Ph.D., professor, chair of UToledo’s Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and director of the Center for Hypertension and Precision Medicine, has received a $2.64 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to continue her groundbreaking and patented research on hypertension and gut bacteria.

Bina Joe demonstrating to other researchers

In a study published in the gastroenterology journal Gut, UToledo researchers Matam Vijay-Kumar, Ph.D., and Vishal Singh, Ph.D., looked at fiber as a trigger and a cure for inflammatory bowel disease, helping patients develop a better diet for managing or preventing flare-ups of conditions like Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.

Photo of Matam Vijay-Kumar

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