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May 24, 2017

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May 24, 2017

May 16, 2017 — A team of investigators has identified key inflammatory cells involved in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Current treatment for the disorder involves changes to diet, yet no medication has been ... read more

May 16, 2017 — Discovering the role of pericytes in the blood-retinal barrier suggesting pathogenetic insights into diabetic retinopathy, outlines a new ... read more

May 11, 2017 — Tamoxifen is the gold standard for endocrine treatment of estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer. Tamoxifen is also known to have metabolic effects. A new study reports that the drug also prevents ... read more

Unique Disease 'Catalog' Linked to Immune System Gene Variations Created

May 10, 2017 — A new study has generated the first comprehensive catalog of diseases associated with variations in human leukocyte antigen (HLA) genes that regulate the body's immune ... read more

May 8, 2017 — Researchers have developed a new technique that uses modified insulin and red blood cells to create a glucose-responsive 'smart' insulin delivery system. In an animal model study, the new ... read more

Gene Controls Birth Defect Common in Diabetes

May 5, 2017 — Researchers have identified a gene that plays a key role in the formation of neural tube defects, a problem commonly found in infants of pregnant women with diabetes. This is the first time the gene ... read more

Your Muscles Can 'Taste' Sugar

May 4, 2017 — It's obvious that the taste buds on the tongue can detect sugar. And after a meal, beta cells in the pancreas sense rising blood glucose and release the hormone insulin—which helps the sugar ... read more

Exosomes Derived from Very Obese Patients' Fat Send Wrong Signals Throughout Body

May 4, 2017 — Exosomes isolated from very obese patients behave very differently than those derived from lean patients and may be key players in heightening youths' likelihood of developing atherosclerosis -- ... read more

Type 2 Diabetes Genetic Mapping Identifies New 'Loci'

May 4, 2017 — Scientists are closer to understanding the genetic causes of type 2 diabetes by identifying 111 new chromosome locations ('loci') on the human genome that indicate susceptibility to the ... read more

May 4, 2017 — A research team has proposed the possibility of in situ human health monitoring simply by wearing a contact lens with built-in wireless smart ... read more

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Can Reduce Risk of Fatty Liver

May 3, 2017 — Cardiorespiratory fitness is inversely related to risk of fatty liver, according to a new study. The research shows that, despite the person's weight, achieving moderate cardiorespiratory ... read more

Pathways Leading to Beta Cell Division Identified, May Aid Diabetes Treatment

May 2, 2017 — Pancreatic beta cells help maintain normal blood glucose levels by producing the hormone insulin -- the master regulator of energy (glucose). Impairment and the loss of beta cells interrupts insulin ... read more

May 2, 2017 — A team of scientists has identified an enzyme that could help in the continuous battle against mid-life obesity and fitness loss. The discovery in mice could upend current notions about why people ... read more

May 1, 2017 — This research highlights biological mechanisms driven by insulin resistance that impair blood vessel health and may be shared by both cancer and cardiovascular ... read more

Unemployment Associated With 50% Higher Risk of Death in Heart Failure Patients

Apr. 30, 2017 — Not being employed linked with greater likelihood of death than history of diabetes or ... read more

Artificial Pancreas Benefits Young Children, Trial Shows

Apr. 28, 2017 — A pilot study among young children with Type 1 diabetes found that a new artificial pancreas helped study participants better control their ... read more

Artificial Intelligence Shows Potential to Fight Blindness

Apr. 27, 2017 — Researchers have found a way to use artificial intelligence to fight a complication of diabetes that affects the ... read more

Overweight/obese People With Diabetes at Increased Risk of Brain Abnormalities

Apr. 27, 2017 — Overweight and obese individuals with early stage type 2 diabetes (T2D) had more severe and progressive abnormalities in brain structure and cognition compared to normal-weight study participants, ... read more

Diabetes App Forecasts Blood Sugar Levels

Apr. 27, 2017 — Glucoracle is a new app for people with type 2 diabetes that uses a personalized algorithm to predict the impact of particular foods on blood sugar ... read more

Maternal Marijuana Use Linked to Low Birth Weight

Apr. 27, 2017 — Researchers found that women who used marijuana while pregnant were almost three times more likely to have an infant with low birth weight. It is the first large-scale study in Canada to show this ... read more

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