January 25, 2016
Researchers from Rutgers University–Camden and Rowan University are teaming up on an interdisciplinary project to accelerate the fight against diabetes.
The collaboration aims to use untapped resources to improve treatment and perhaps even cure the disease.
Researchers from both institutions are testing naturally occurring herbal remedies derived from African plants, as well as new synthetic drugs that target a specific part of the hormone that malfunctions in patients with type 2 diabetes.
“This valuable collaboration between South Jersey’s two most prominent universities has the real potential to change lives,” Kris Kolluri, CEO of the Rowan University/Rutgers–Camden Board of Governors, said in a statement.
“This is precisely the type of innovative research that the Joint Health Science Center under development by the RURCBOG is designed to nurture as Camden continues to grow in stature as a hub for health care and biomedical research.”
The project will be funded by a $30,000 research grant approved by the joint Rowan University/Rutgers–Camden Board of Governors.
Read more about the collaboration here.