2014 Press Releases


  • Maternal Insulin Resistance Changes Pancreas, Increases Metabolic Disorders Risk in Offspring

    Released December 1, 2014 - Researchers from the Joslin Diabetes Center and the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School shed light on how changes to a mother’s metabolism lead to increased risk of insulin resistance, obesity and other problems in offspring.
  • Keep Calm Moms: Maternal Stress during Pregnancy Linked to Asthma Risk in Offspring

    Released August 1, 2014 - Harvard researchers find that a single bout of stress during pregnancy can affect allergy and asthma susceptibility in neonates. The article is published in AJP – Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology and was chosen as one of this month’s APSselect articles.
  • Chinese Herbal Extract May Help Kill Off Pancreatic Cancer Cells

    Released July 1, 2014 - University of Minnesota researchers find an ancient Chinese herb decreases a protective protein that helps cells survive allowing cell death in pancreatic cancer cells. The article is highlighted as part of the APSselect program.