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2013-05-24 11:44:28

Ethnic background plays a surprisingly large role in how diabetes develops on a cellular level, according to two new studies led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The researchers reanalyzed disease data to demonstrate that the physiological pathways to diabetes vary between Africa and East Asia and that those differences are reflected in part by genetic differences. The studies will be published online simultaneously May 23 in the journals PLoS Genetics and...

Beta Carotene Benefits May Include Protection Against Type 2 Diabetes
2013-01-23 08:54:11

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to the Mayo Clinic, beta carotene is a member of the carotenoid family of chemical compounds, which are fat-soluble compounds that are highly pigmented and found in a variety of fruits, grains, oils and vegetables (especially carrots). The body converts beta carotene to vitamin A (retinol), and vitamin A helps provide eye health and a strong immune system as well as healthy skin and mucus membranes. In order to better...

Scientists Uncover Novel Gene's Key Role In Type 2 Diabetes
2012-04-10 03:32:06

Using computational methods, Stanford University School of Medicine investigators have strongly implicated a novel gene in the triggering of type-2 diabetes. Their experiments in lab mice and in human blood and tissue samples further showed that this gene not only is associated with the disease, as predicted computationally, but is also likely to play a major causal role. In a study published online April 9 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers combed through...

Study Finds Women Experience More Intense Pain Then Men
2012-01-23 13:10:13

When suffering from the same medical conditions, on average, women claim to experience more intense pain than men, according to a new study published online in The Journal of Pain on Monday. According to a Stanford University Medical Center press release, physician Dr. Atul Butte and colleagues looked at the electronic medical records of more than 72,000 male and female patients. The data covered a spectrum of 47 different total ailments and more than 161,000 instances where a patient...

2010-09-28 08:27:27

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Scientists have discovered a simple and cheap blood test that can be used to stop organ rejection before it impairs transplanted heart and kidneys. This can save a countless number of desperate lives. "In the past, we couldn't spot rejection episodes until they harmed the organ," Atul Butte, MD, PhD, who is co-senior author of the new research and an associate professor of medical informatics and of pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine, in addition to...

2010-09-25 00:45:26

A simple, inexpensive blood test could soon help doctors halt organ rejection before it impairs transplanted hearts and kidneys. "In the past, we couldn't spot rejection episodes until they harmed the organ," said Atul Butte, MD, PhD, who is co-senior author of the new research and an associate professor of medical informatics and of pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine, in addition to director of the Center for Pediatric Bioinformatics at Lucile Packard Children's...

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2010-03-08 08:11:48

Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have devised a software algorithm that could enable a common laboratory device to virtually separate a whole-blood sample into its different cell types and detect medically important gene-activity changes specific to any one of those cell types. In a study to be published online March 7 in Nature Methods, the scientists reported that they had successfully used the new technique to pinpoint changes in one cell type that flagged the...

2009-12-25 21:57:50

Genomic switches can predispose an individual to one set of autoimmune disorders but protect the same person against another set of them, scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine have found. "Maybe we should stop considering all autoimmune diseases in one lumped category," said Atul Butte, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics and of biomedical informatics and director of the Center for Pediatric Bioinformatics at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. "It looks as if there may...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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