Every 17 seconds, someone is diagnosed with diabetes — a disease that kills more Americans each year than breast cancer and AIDS combined. Nearly 26 million Americans are living with diabetes and another 79 million are at high risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.

November is Diabetes month, for information on risk factors, symptoms and treatments, go to UTMB Health.

Visiting Campus

“Life at the ends: Telomeres, aging and cancer” was the topic of Susan Bailey, associate professor of environmental and radiological health sciences at Colorado State University.

“Molecular imaging agents: The can, the can’t and the won’t” was the topic of Michael Tweedle, professor in cancer imaging at Ohio State University.


• “West Nile virus in the United States: Trick or treat?” was presented by Alan Barrett, director of the Sealy Center for Vaccine Development.

• Labros Sidossis, of the Sealy Center on Aging, presented a lecture on metabolism.

• Partha Sarkar spoke on neurodegeneration in Huntington’s disease.