Vol 8. Issue 4 / February 4, 2008


Enrique Saez Wins American Diabetes Association Award
Assistant Professor Enrique Saez of The Scripps Research Institute has been awarded a five-year Career Development Award from the American Diabetes Association. According to the association, these premier awards support investigators who are establishing independent research programs and are poised to make significant contributions to diabetes research.

"Our studies may provide insight as to why diabetics are more prone to develop atherosclerosis," he says in an interview with the association. "By understanding how LXR activity is regulated by glucose and pathogenic forms of cholesterol, we may uncover ways to slow development of cardiovascular disease in diabetic patients."

For more information on Saez's project, titled "Role of the oxysterol receptor LXR in glucose metabolism," and the rest of his comments, see http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-research/researcherinfo.jsp?researcher=880.


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