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A cure for Wolfram syndrome could lead to a cure for diabetes.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Collaboration with Dr. Gil Leibowitz

I am very grateful today. We will officially work with Dr. Gil Leibowitz at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem on Wolfram syndrome, and this will be funded by the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation in the next four years. We will develop and test a new treatment for Wolfram syndrome. 
http://www.hadassah-med.com/doctors/prof-leibowitz-lev-gil.aspx

Dr. Leibowitz is my long-term collaborator. He is a dedicated physician and scientist, and a very kind and reserved person. I first met with him at a diabetes meeting in France several years ago. I presented our work on Wolfram syndrome and Dr. Leibowitz showed his data on ER stress in beta cells. He mentioned that he had patients with Wolfram syndrome. Dr. Leibowitz has conducted a small scale clinical trial on Wolfram syndrome.
http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT01302327

I feel grateful today and appreciate this opportunity. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I hope you will have a wonderful day.