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The Annual DREAM Research Symposium will be held on November 15th & 16th. Mark it in your calendars and stay tuned for when registration opens, and abstracts are due.

CIHR funding awarded!

Congratulations Laetitia Guillemette for winning a CIHR Doctoral Research Award for 3 years ($35,000/year). Laetitia is a member of the McGavock Lab and is supervised by Drs. Jonathan McGavock and Todd Duhamel. Her thesis is titled “Impact of exposure to diabetes in pregnancy on offspring cardiovascular disease risk in adolescence and early adulthood”.

DREAM scientists describe novel role for an old protein.

A protein that was originally thought to be key player in obesity seems to play an important role in the daily rhythms of insulin secretion. Insulin is a critical hormone involved in maintaining blood glucose. A lack of insulin or a failure of the body to respond to it is a central feature of diabetes. Insulin levels rise and fall throughout the day in a predictable manner or specifically, follows a circadian rhythm. DREAM scientists recently found that an important protein involved in energy metabolism helps control insulins circadian rhythm and how it responds to a rise in blood sugar. This may help unlock the mystery of why the insulin producing cells of the pancreas fail in the setting

New study by DREAM researcher reveals key factors associated with risk for type 2 diabetes in adoles

Using a unique study design, exposure to type 2 diabetes displayed throughout pregnancy displayed a 6-fold increased risk for type 2 diabetes in adolescents. Exposure to diabetes in the last trimester only increased the risk for type 2 diabetes 4 fold. Similar to previous studies, initiating breastfeeding in the hospital was associated with a 50% lower risk for type 2 diabetes. For the first time, DREAM scientists found that children of mom's living in poverty experienced 6-fold higher risk for type 2 diabetes, compared to their children with mom's who were not raised in poverty. CLICK HERE to view the article.

Dr. Meghan Azad in the Globe and Mail

On July 17, 2017 The Globe and Mail published an article on Dr. Meghan Azad's research related to artificial sweeteners. CLICK HERE to view the article.

Research Manitoba Studentship

Congratulations Stephanie Kereliuk for winning a Research Manitoba and Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba Award for 2years ($17,850/year). Stephanie is supervised by Dr. Vern Dolinsky. Her thesis is titled “Gestational diabetes mellitus induces cardiovascular defects in offspring: a longitudinal study”.

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