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January 20, 2019

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January 20, 2019

Jan. 18, 2019 — A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has introduced a novel targeted drug delivery system in the fight against ... read more

Jan. 17, 2019 — Researchers have tweaked the recipe for coaxing human stem cells into insulin-secreting beta cells and shown that the resulting cells are more responsive to fluctuating glucose levels in the ... read more

New Risk Score Far More Effective for Diabetes Diagnosis

Jan. 17, 2019 — Researchers have developed a new risk score which takes into account detailed genetic information known to increase the chances of type 1 diabetes. This could be used to help identity babies at ... read more

Physical Activity Reduces Mortality in Patients With Diabetes

Jan. 15, 2019 — Patients with type 2 diabetes should be prescribed physical activity to control blood sugar and improve heart health, researchers recommend in a newly published ... read more

Our Bodies May Cure Themselves of Diabetes in the Future

Jan. 4, 2019 — Diabetes is caused by damaged or non-existing insulin cells inability to produce insulin, a hormone that is necessary in regulating blood sugar levels. Many diabetes patients take insulin supplements ... read more

Egg Metabolites in Blood Related to Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Jan. 3, 2019 — Consumption of one egg every day seems to associate with a blood metabolite profile that is related to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study ... read more

Influences of Maternal Diabetes on Fetal Heart Development

Dec. 21, 2018 — A comprehensive review offers a 'state of the science' look at the impact of maternal diabetes, and potential gene-environmental influences in that context, on fetal heart ... read more

Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Reduce Brown Adipose Tissue

Dec. 21, 2018 — Scientists have shown that statins, one of the most commonly prescribed classes of pharmaceuticals, reduce beneficial brown adipose tissue. But this is no reason to demonize these drugs, the ... read more

Large-Scale Study Identifies Shared Genetic Architecture for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Diagnosis

Dec. 21, 2018 — An international consortium of researchers identify genetic underpinnings associated with PCOS to understand and better diagnose ... read more

Convincing Evidence That Type 2 Diabetes Is a Cause of Erectile Dysfunction

Dec. 20, 2018 — Evidence that type 2 diabetes is a cause of erectile dysfunction has been found in a large-scale genomic ... read more

Diabetes: New Drug Cocktail Increases Human Beta Cell Proliferation at Rapid Rates

Dec. 20, 2018 — Researchers have discovered a novel combination of two classes of drugs that induces the highest rate of proliferation ever observed in adult human beta cells -- the cells in the pancreas that ... read more

Researchers Zero in on Potential Therapeutic Target for Diabetes, Associated Diseases

Dec. 19, 2018 — A recent study shows how a novel regulatory mechanism serves as an important biomarker for the development of diabetes, as well as a potential therapeutic target for its ... read more

Diabetes Drug Could Be Used to Treat Common Heart Failure Syndrome

Dec. 19, 2018 — Researchers have discovered that metformin, a drug commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes, might also be used to treat a common heart failure syndrome that is predicted to affect over 8 percent of ... read more

Birthweight and Early Pregnancy Body Mass Index May Risk Pregnancy Complications

Dec. 19, 2018 — Women who were born with a low birthweight are at increased risk of pregnancy complications, according to a new ... read more

Scientists Discovered Mechanisms Behind Neonatal Diabetes

Dec. 17, 2018 — Researchers have described mechanisms linking chronic cellular stress to the poor development of the insulin-producing ... read more

In Older People, Type 2 Diabetes Is Associated With a Decline in Brain Function Over 5 Years, Study Shows

Dec. 13, 2018 — New research shows that in older people living in the community, type 2 diabetes is associated with a decline in verbal memory and fluency over five ... read more

Dec. 12, 2018 — Pseudoachondroplasia (PSACH) is a severe inherited dwarfing condition In PSACH, a genetic mutation leads to abnormal retention of cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP) within the endoplasmic ... read more

Gut Microbiome May Affect Some Anti-Diabetes Drugs

Dec. 11, 2018 — Why do orally-administered drugs for diabetes work for some people but not others? According to researchers, bacteria that make up the gut microbiome may be the ... read more

Lethal Combination: Drug Cocktail Turns Off the Juice to Cancer Cells

Dec. 11, 2018 — A widely used diabetes medication combined with an antihypertensive drug specifically inhibits tumor growth - this was discovered by researchers two years ago. In a follow-up study, scientists report ... read more

A Correlation Between Obesity and Income Has Only Developed in the Past 30 Years

Dec. 11, 2018 — It is well known that poorer Americans are more likely to be obese or suffer from diabetes; there is a strong negative correlation between household income and both obesity and diabetes. This ... read more

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