There’s news. And then there’s news. The news that comes out of the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center can change lives. For people with diabetes and those who care for them, and about them. So it makes sense to stay on top of all the latest. Both the news the Center puts out through this site, and the frequent media coverage we get based on our important and exciting findings and the authoritative voices that speak for us.

The Importance of Having a Pediatrician and an Endocrinologist Dr. Barney Softness Weighs In

Dr.  Barney Softness wears two very important hats. He is both a pediatric endocrinologist at the Berrie Center, and a general pediatrician at a private practice in New York City. Dr. Softness has seen it all through the years. He is the Berrie Center’s resident go-to for everything pediatrics.

New from the Egli Lab: Paper on beta cell differentiation with improved efficiency, protection of mice from diabetes, teratoma-free

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is caused by a loss of insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, requiring usually life-long management of the condition through the use of insulin. A key goal of regenerative medicine is to restore normal physiological function of the body.

A Protein-Filled New Year By Dr. Ileana Vargas

Protein is essential for life as it is needed to build and maintain our body. The cells in muscles, organs, blood, bones, nails, hair and skin are made primarily of protein.

Covid-19 Vaccine Update

Covid-19 vaccine distribution and administration is continuing to progress. We are awaiting clarification from New York State regarding when patients with diabetes will be eligible to receive the vaccine.

Berrie Center Scientist Investigates Obesity and Covid-19 What's the Connection?

Obesity is a risk factor for severe Covid-19 and a Berrie Center scientist has made a connection between brain cell “cilium”—the tiny little antennae that regulate weight—and the cilium that line the airways and expel mucous from the body.