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August 30, 2015

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August 30, 2015

Potential Biomarker for Pre-Diabetes Discovered

Aug. 20, 2015 — Researchers have discovered a potential biomarker for pre-diabetes. They made the connection by analyzing blood samples taken from 40 participants enrolled in the diaBEAT-it program, a long-term ... read more

Contrary to Previous Studies, Diabetes Affects Diaphragm, Smooth Muscle Cells Differently

Aug. 19, 2015 — Previous studies have shown that diabetes adversely affects breathing and respiratory function. However, in the past, researchers have not differentiated diaphragm muscle cells and the muscle cells ... read more

Exercise to Prevent, Manage Diabetes Is More Effective for College Graduates

Aug. 19, 2015 — Key prescriptions to prevent and manage diabetes -- physical activity and a healthy diet -- don't appear to be working as well for Americans who didn't graduate college, according to a new ... read more

Data Mining DNA for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Genes

Aug. 19, 2015 — A new genome-wide association study of polycystic ovary syndrome -- the first of its kind to focus on women of European ancestry -- has provided important new insights into the underlying biology of ... read more

Drug Helps Patients With Diabetes Lose Weight

Aug. 18, 2015 — Among overweight and obese patients with type 2 diabetes, daily injection of the diabetes drug liraglutide with a modified insulin pen device, in addition to diet and exercise, resulted in greater ... read more

Diabetes Drug Metformin's Primary Effect Is in the Gut, Not the Bloodstream

Aug. 18, 2015 — Metformin was introduced as a type-2 diabetes treatment decades ago, but researchers still debate how the drug works. A new study shows that metformin’s primary effect occurs in the gut, not the ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — A new study is changing how researchers look at diabetes research and the drugs used to treat the disease. Researchers report that a key enzyme involved in the body's response to glucose can ... read more

Genomic Testing Triggers a Diabetes Diagnosis Revolution

Aug. 17, 2015 — Over a 10 year period, the time that babies receive genetic testing after being diagnosed with diabetes has fallen from over four years to under two months. Pinpointing the exact genetic causes of ... read more

MicroRNA Markers for Madhumeha

Aug. 14, 2015 — Researchers have shown the biomarker role of certain circulatory microRNAs characteristic of ‘Asian Indian phenotype’ in patients with type 2 ... read more

Gestational Diabetes: A Diabetes Predictor in Fathers

Aug. 13, 2015 — Gestational diabetes, a type of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy, affects between three and 20 percent of pregnant women. Those who develop gestational diabetes are seven times as likely to ... read more

Predicting Risk for Deadly Cardiac Events

Aug. 12, 2015 — A marker commonly used to determine if a patient is having a heart attack can also be used to identify stable patients at high risk for deadly cardiac events, according to a new ... read more

Study Links Insulin Resistance With Language Problems in Women

Aug. 12, 2015 — Insulin resistance -- one of the hallmarks of type 2 diabetes -- is associated with language problems (a lack of verbal fluency) in women, a sign of cognitive decline associated with dementia, ... read more

Molecular Discovery Paves Way for New Diabetic Heart Disease Treatments

Aug. 12, 2015 — Researchers have discovered why heart disease is the number-one killer of people with diabetes, a breakthrough finding opening the way for new treatments to combat the disease in diabetic patients by ... read more

Insulin Degludec Plus Liraglutide: No Hint of Added Benefit in Type 2 Diabetes

Aug. 11, 2015 — Review of Insulin degludec plus liraglutide as a medical therapy provided no hint of added benefit in type 2 diabetes due to lack of suitable ... read more

Insulin Pump Reduces Mortality from Cardiovascular Disease by Almost 50%

Aug. 11, 2015 — People with type 1 diabetes who use insulin pump therapy face almost 50% less risk of dying from cardiovascular disease than those who take insulin by multiple daily injections, research ... read more

Nanotech Wound Healing in Diabetes

Aug. 10, 2015 — People with diabetes mellitus often suffer from impaired wound healing. Now, scientists have developed antibacterial nanofibres of cellulose acetate loaded with silver that could be used in a new ... read more

Controlling Inflammation to Reduce Chronic Disease Risk

Aug. 7, 2015 — An unresolved inflammatory response is likely to be involved from the early stages of disease development, scientists say. Controlling inflammation is crucial to human health and a key future ... read more

New Vitamin B3 Pathway Identified

Aug. 6, 2015 — A new vitamin B3 pathway that regulates liver metabolism has been identified by scientists. The discovery provides an opportunity to pursue the development of novel drug therapies for the treatment ... read more

High Blood Sugar of Diabetes Can Cause Immune System Malfunction, Triggering Infection

Aug. 6, 2015 — Scientists may have uncovered a molecular mechanism that sets into motion dangerous infection in the feet and hands often occurring with uncontrolled diabetes. It appears that high blood sugar ... read more

Aug. 6, 2015 — To combat pathogens, the immune system has developed various mechanisms to detect, defend against and even destroy micro-organisms that are harmful to the body. This includes antimicrobial peptides ... read more

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