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2014-03-13 17:11:30

A rare and potentially lethal disease of newborn babies whose bodies make too much insulin may be treatable with fish oils, according to researchers from The University of Manchester. The disease, called congenital hyperinsulinism, means that the infant's brain is starved of blood sugar which can lead to brain damage or long-term disability. But by giving the children purified fish oils similar to those used to treat some heart attack patients, alongside standard medical treatment, their...

2011-03-16 13:41:41

University of Manchester scientists have led an international team to discover new treatments for a rare and potentially lethal childhood disease that is the clinical opposite of diabetes mellitus. Congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI) is a condition where the body's pancreas produces too much insulin "“ rather than too little as in diabetes "“ so understanding the disease has led to breakthroughs in diabetes treatment. This latest study, published in the journal Diabetes today...

2008-07-31 15:00:24

To: SCIENCE EDITORS Contact: John Ascenzi of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, +1- 267-426-6050, Ascenzi@email.chop.edu --Could Become First Effective Drug for Rare Genetic Disorder in Children-- PHILADELPHIA, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers have used a drug to achieve normal levels of blood sugar in animals genetically engineered to have abnormally high insulin levels. If this approach succeeds in humans, it could become an innovative medicine for children with...


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