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Tissue-selective estrogen complexes with bazedoxifene prevent metabolic dysfunction in female mice

Proposed mechanisms of estrogen

Dr. Mauvais-Jarvis’ group publishes a study on the antidiabetic effects of a new FDA-approved menopausal treatment in preclinical models.
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Louisiana’s First Clinical Data Research Network to be Developed Through PCORI Funding

The Louisiana Clinical Data Research Network (LACDRN) was recently approved for a funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to develop and expand a health data network that will be part of PCORnet: the National Patient-Centered National Clinical Research Network. The LACDRN is one of 29 such networks that were approved nation-wide for a total of approximately $93.5 million from PCORI on Dec. 17, 2013, to form this new national resource that aims to boost the efficiency of health research.
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Mesoblast Reports Positive Type 2 Diabetes Trial Results

The clinical trial Protocol #MSB-DM003 – “A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Dose-Escalation Study to Assess the Safety and Tolerability of a Single Intravenous Infusion of Allogeneic Mesenchymal Precursor Cells (MPCs) in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Sub-optimally Controlled on Metformin”, currently being conducted at Tulane by Dr. Vivian A. Fonseca, is reporting "an improvement in glycemic control as evidenced by reduction in hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)."
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