Gina Yosten, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pharmacology & Physiology, received a grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to support her studies on hyopglycemia in Type 1 diabetics.

Dr. Yosten’s previous work in animal models revealed that a protein called neuronostatin, which is normally released in the pancreas and promotes glucagon release, is impaired in type 1 diabetes. This lack of neuronostatin can lead to dangerously low blood sugar levels. Dr. Yosten hopes they can develop a drug that can mimic or replace neuronostatin and provide protection from hypoglycemic events.

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