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2012-04-09 09:28:25

Salk researchers find molecular switch that controls liver glucose production and may represent a new avenue for treating insulin-resistant type II diabetes In their extraordinary quest to decode human metabolism, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have discovered a pair of molecules that regulates the liver's production of glucose---- the simple sugar that is the source of energy in human cells and the central player in diabetes. In a paper published April 8 in...

2012-03-12 10:00:48

Study suggests a new approach could give patients the ability to make their own insulin-producing cells without a stem cell transplant A study by Columbia researchers suggests that cells in the patient's intestine could be coaxed into making insulin, circumventing the need for a stem cell transplant. Until now, stem cell transplants have been seen by many researchers as the ideal way to replace cells lost in type I diabetes and to free patients from insulin injections. The...

2012-02-03 11:44:54

New study finds exercise in low oxygen environment may result in improved insulin sensitivity Intermittent exercise with and without low oxygen concentrations (or hypoxia) can improve insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetics, however exercise while under hypoxic conditions provides greater improvements in glycemic control than intermittent exercise alone, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism...

2012-01-20 19:50:00

Sucanon is a breakthrough herbal-based treatment of type 2 diabetes, which unlike traditionally used medication is not associated with side effects or harmful metabolic changes in the body. (PRWEB) January 20, 2012 Sucanon is a breakthrough herbal-based treatment of type 2 diabetes, which unlike traditionally used medication is not associated with side effects or harmful metabolic changes in the body. Although researchers were enthusiastic about Sucanon's ability to effectively address...

2012-01-13 06:51:32

(Ivanhoe Newswire)- Type 1 diabetes is caused by the body's own immune system attacking its pancreatic islet beta cells and requires daily injections of insulin to regulate the patient's blood glucose levels. A new method found in the BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine uses stem cells from cord blood to reeducate the T cells in a diabetic's blood to restart the pancreatic function and reduce the need for insulin. In Stem Cell Educator therapy, lymphocytes were separated from...

2012-01-12 21:16:29

New technology could potentially lead to new therapeutics for Type I diabetes with improved efficacy and reduced side effects A research collaboration between the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and Children's Hospital Boston has developed "smart" injectable nanotherapeutics that can be programmed to selectively deliver drugs to the cells of the pancreas. Although this nanotechnology will need significant additional testing and development before...

2012-01-09 17:25:30

New research published in the American Journal of Pathology New research reveals that insulin applied in therapeutic doses selectively stimulates the formation of new elastic fibers in cultures of human aortic smooth muscle cells. These results advance the understanding of the molecular and cellular mechanisms of diabetic vascular disease. The study is published in the February issue of the American Journal of Pathology. "Our results particularly endorse the use of insulin therapy for...

2012-01-05 12:31:45

The Endocrine Society releases new clinical practice guideline on the management of hyperglycemia in hospitalized patients in a non-critical care setting Hyperglycemia, or having high glucose levels in the blood, is a common, serious and costly health care problem in hospitalized patients. Today, The Endocrine Society released a clinical practice guideline (CPG) providing recommendations for practical and safe glycemic targets and describing protocols and system improvements required to...


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