Ludwar Lab presents at the meeting of the of the American Diabetes Association

Bjoern Ludwar presented a new study on the use of fingerprint symmetry (dermatoglyphics) for the early detection of diabetes mellitus at the 77th Scientific Session of the American Diabetes Association in San Diego. Dr. Ludwar, Longwood student Saarah M. Holayel, and their collaborators from Ohio University and Touro University CA looked at an ethnically diverse population from Northern […]

Bjoern Ludwar on “With Good Reason”

The NPR radio show With Good Reason features Bjoern Ludwar this month, talking about how fingerprint symmetry could potentially predict the risk for Type 2 diabetes. In Farmville the show is broadcast on WMLU 91.3 FM Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m., but it is also available online at

Bjoern Ludwar and Student present at ACTS 2016

Bjoern Ludwar’s research poster entitled “Wavelet Based Analysis of Fingerprint Asymmetry to Assess the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus” and co-authored by Longwood Biology student Mahelet Mamo,  was selected for presentation at the 2016 annual meeting of the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) in Washington, DC. The Association for Clinical and Translational […]

Bjoern Ludwar publishes article on a new method to access diabetes risk

Over 29 million Americans, or 9.3% of the population, suffer from diabetes. Having diabetes means that your body is unable to properly regulate blood sugar levels. This often leads to serious health complications, such as heart disease, kidney failure, blindness, and vascular problems requiring limb amputations. Patients are typically first diagnosed in their early 50s […]