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February 19, 2017

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February 19, 2017

Feb. 16, 2017 — Alpha cells in the pancreas can be induced in living mice to quickly and efficiently become insulin-producing beta cells when the expression of just two genes is blocked, according to a ... read more

Pilot Study Shows Stable Insulin Production in Type 1 Diabetes

Feb. 16, 2017 — A small pilot study, in which researchers attempted to slow attacks mounted by the immune system on insulin-producing cells in type 1 diabetes, has given promising results, report ... read more

Innovative Procedure to Measure Cell Energy Production Developed

Feb. 8, 2017 — A new software tool that enhances measurement and analysis of energy production generated by human immune cells has been ... read more

Function of Olfactory Receptor in the Human Heart Identified

Feb. 8, 2017 — Researchers have identified the function of olfactory receptors in the human heart muscle, such as are also present in the nose. One of the receptors reacts to fatty acids that occur in the blood, in ... read more

Air Pollution Linked to Heightened Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Obese Latino Children

Feb. 7, 2017 — Latino children who live in areas with higher levels of air pollution have a heightened risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. Scientists tracked children's health and ... read more

New Class of Drugs to Combat Aging Diseases Discovered

Feb. 7, 2017 — New details of the aging process have been uncovered by a research team. They discovered an altered balance between certain signaling molecules in the smooth muscle cells of blood vessels and the ... read more

Sitting Not Linked to Incident Diabetes, New Research Suggests

Feb. 7, 2017 — Sitting may not be as deadly as previously thought, with new research ruling out sitting as a direct cause of ... read more

Red 'Color Channel' May Aid in Screening for Diabetic Eye Disease

Feb. 3, 2017 — In photographs of the eye used to screen for diabetes-related eye disease, separating out the red color channel can help show some abnormalities -- especially in racial/ethnic minority patients, ... read more

Using Photography to Help the People of Ghana Make Healthier Diet Choices

Feb. 1, 2017 — Researchers are hoping photographs taken by women in Ghana of what people eat and drink in their communities will encourage them to make healthier diet choices. Ghana, like many other African ... read more

Experts Urge Use of Evidence-Based Medicine to Avoid Overtreatment of Type 2 Diabetes

Jan. 31, 2017 — Research supports an evidence-based medicine (EBM) approach that embraces individualized care to prevent overtreatment, specifically for patients with type 2 ... read more

Very Low Levels of Bad Cholesterol Well-Tolerated in Heart Disease Patients

Jan. 31, 2017 — Heart disease patients taking PCSK9 inhibitors to achieve very low levels of cholesterol do not experience an increase in adverse events, including memory impairment or nervous system disorders, but ... read more

What Primary Care Providers Should Know About Diabetic Neuropathy

Jan. 30, 2017 — Endocrinologists and neurologists from both sides of the Atlantic and teamed up with the American Diabetes Association to craft a new position statement on the prevention, treatment and management of ... read more

People Infected With HIV May Be More Susceptible to Diabetes

Jan. 30, 2017 — People infected with HIV may be more susceptible to developing diabetes, suggests new ... read more

Unique Mapping of Methylome in Insulin-Producing Islets

Jan. 30, 2017 — Throughout our lives, our genes are affected by the way we live. Diet, exercise, age and diseases create imprints that are stored in something called methylome. Now, for the first time, researchers ... read more

Diabetes or Its Rapid Deterioration Can Be an Early Warning Sign for Pancreatic Cancer

Jan. 29, 2017 — Patients and their doctors should be aware that the onset of diabetes, or a rapid deterioration in existing diabetes that requires more aggressive treatment, could be a sign of early, hidden ... read more

Scientists Describe Lab Technique With Potential to Change Medicine and Research

Jan. 26, 2017 — Researchers who developed and tested a revolutionary laboratory technique that allows for the endless growth of normal and diseased cells in a laboratory are publicly sharing how the technique ... read more

Modest Physical Activity Associated With Improvement in Markers, Data Suggests

Jan. 26, 2017 — Insulin resistance, a predictor of cardiovascular risk and the development of diabetes, may be modulated with even modest levels of physical activity, new research ... read more

Diabetes Accounts for More US Deaths Than Previously Thought, Study Shows

Jan. 25, 2017 — Diabetes now makes up 12 percent of US deaths, a higher number than previously thought, according to new ... read more

Food Is Medicine for HIV-Positive, Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Jan. 25, 2017 — HIV-positive people who received healthy food and snacks for six months were more likely to adhere to their medication regimens, and they, as well as people with type 2 diabetes, were less depressed ... read more

Diabetes Drug Takes Aim at Cancer's Fuel Source

Jan. 25, 2017 — To understand how metformin changes the biology of cancer cells, researchers have tested tumor cells before and after metformin treatment in non-diabetic cancer ... read more

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