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2009-07-26 19:08:38

Researchers in Cambridge, Mass., found a link between metabolic and immunologic conditions, they said in papers published Sunday in the journal Nature Medicine. They used two over-the-counter allergy medications to reduce both obesity and type 2 diabetes in mice.

2009-07-21 20:20:00

In the new issue of the Developmental Cell journal, a team of scientists at Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill

2008-12-11 11:30:00

MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Minnesota has received a $40 million pledge for diabetes research from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation.

2008-10-30 09:00:11

Bayhill Therapeutics, Inc., a leading developer of therapies for autoimmune diseases, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the world's leading charitable funder of type 1 diabetes research, today announced a partnership to support Bayhill's ongoing Phase I/II human clinical trial of BHT-3021, a DNA vaccine to reverse the immune response that causes type 1 diabetes.

2008-08-28 12:01:22

U.S. scientists say they confirmed in human experiments a potential type 1 diabetes therapy that might reverse the disease. Researchers led by Dr. Denise Faustman, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital's immunobiology laboratory, confirmed the mechanism behind the potential new therapy.

2008-08-26 18:00:15

Launching a counter-attack on the immune response that causes insulin-dependent diabetes may provide a revolutionary new way of treating the disease, research has shown.

2008-08-26 15:00:17

Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine are shedding light on how type-1 diabetes begins. Doctors have known the disease is caused by an autoimmune attack on the pancreas, but the exact trigger of the attack has been unclear.

2008-07-08 09:00:12

EpiVax, Inc, a leader in the field of computational immunology, announced today that it has received a grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to develop "Epi-13", a novel therapeutic for the prevention and treatment of Type 1 diabetes, a devastating and chronic autoimmune disease that affects three million Americans.

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2005-01-20 08:19:10

The spleen may be a source of potential adult stem cells that contain a protein called Hox11, which is associated with embryonic development and limb regeneration in some animals, says a Massachusetts General Hospital study.


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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.