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Obesity and type 2 diabetes have long been linked, but a new study has discovered exactly how high-fat diets serve as a catalyst for a sequence of events that ultimately lead to the onset of the disease.
A newly-identified protein may hold the key to keeping appetite and blood sugar in check, according to a study by York University researchers.
Stem cells from early embryos can be coaxed into becoming a diverse array of specialized cells to revive and repair different areas of the body.
In type 2 diabetes, a protein called amylin forms dense clumps that shut down insulin-producing cells, wreaking havoc on the control of blood sugar.
A chemical produced by the same cells that make insulin in the pancreas prevented and even reversed Type 1 diabetes in mice, researchers at St. Michaelâ€™s Hospital have found.
ROCKVILLE, Md., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results of two studies testing drugs to slow or stop the immune system's attack on insulin-producing cells in people newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes will be presented at the American Diabetes Association's (ADA) 71st Scientific Sessions in San Diego and simultaneously published online in the Lancet.
LA JOLLA, Calif., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cebix Incorporated announced today that preclinical data for its long-acting form of C-peptide, Ersatta(TM) (CBX129801), demonstrated a half-life of three days as compared to one hour for native C-peptide.
SAN DIEGO, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
An experimental cure for Type 1 diabetes has a nearly 80 percent success rate in curing diabetic mice.
Most degenerative diseases begin with a gradual loss of specific cell types that progresses, eventually leading to symptoms.
Insulin, a hormone, is used to regulate carbohydrate and fat metabolism in the body. Insulin causes cells to take up glucose from the blood and store it as glycogen in the liver and muscle. This hormone stops the body from using fat as an energy source by inhibiting the release of glucagons. Without insulin the body fails to take glucose into the bodies cells and in turns uses fat as an energy source. It also has several other anabolic effects throughout the body. Diabetes mellitus results...
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