Philipp Scherer, Christine Kusminski, UT Southwestern Medical Center (image) UT Southwestern Medical Center Share Print E-Mail Caption By successfully manipulating a specific protein, researchers like Drs. Phillip Scherer and Christine Kusminski have made headway in unlocking obesity's metabolic functioning and its connection to type 2 diabetes. Credit UT Southwestern Medical Center Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.