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Stem Cells And New Drug Could Reverse Type 1 Diabetes
2013-05-30 04:49:45

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Damage caused to insulin-producing cells by the immune systems of type 1 diabetes patients could be more damaging than previously believed, but a University of Missouri scientist believes that their new discovery could lead to the development of a potential cure for the condition. Individuals suffering from type 1 diabetes rely upon their daily insulin injections in order to survive, and without those shots their body´s...

More Effective Diabetes Treatment From Betatrophin Hormone
2013-04-26 04:57:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A hormone known as betatrophin could be the key to new, more effective treatments for type 2 diabetes, researchers from the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) have discovered. Writing in the journal Cell, HSCI co-director Doug Melton and postdoctoral fellow Peng Yi report betatrophin causes the production rate of insulin-secreting pancreatic beta cells to increase by as much as 30 times normal levels. According to the study,...

2013-02-28 10:56:12

The origin of beta-cells, the insulin-producing cells in the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas, has been controversial, and now new imaging and cell analysis technology shows that a recent study that seemed to have identified the progenitors of these important cells may have been in error, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children´s Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. "This is a fundamental question for my field,"...

2012-12-18 11:29:55

A new therapeutic approach to diabetes that combines insulin and an inhibitor of the epidermal growth factor (EGF) betacellulin could limit the progression of diabetic macular edema (DME), Cleveland Clinic researcher Bela Anand-Apte, MD, PhD, said at the American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting, on Dec. 17 in San Francisco. The study, conducted with insulin-dependent diabetic mice, showed that by thwarting "cross-talk" between insulin and betacellulin (BTC), which promotes the...

Genetic Mutation Linked To Rare Diabetes Form
2012-09-18 14:13:02

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A recent study, conducted by researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and their partners at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston and the Novartis Institutes for Bio Medical Research, has managed to identify a specific genetic mechanism connected to mutations in the WFS1 gene that affects insulin-secreting beta cells. It is believed that this discovery will be paramount in increasing the understanding...

Tuberculosis Vaccine Possibly Reverse Diabetes
2012-08-10 09:09:08

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers recently discovered that a tuberculosis vaccine could decrease autoimmunity and boost insulin production in patients who have long-term Type 1 diabetes. The vaccine has been utilized for the past 90 years and scientists believe that it could help eliminate the necessity of having insulin injections for patients with Type 1 diabetes. With Type 1 diabetes, patients normally need to inject insulin on a daily basis so...


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2010-12-03 18:12:26

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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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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