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2014-06-16 12:29:24

-- In a two-year study, empagliflozin as add-on to metformin demonstrated significantly greater decreases in A1C (blood glucose), body weight and blood pressure compared with glimepiride as add-on to metformin RIDGEFIELD, Conn. and INDIANAPOLIS, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two phase III clinical trials studying the efficacy and safety of the investigational compound empagliflozin in type 2 diabetes (T2D) were presented today at the American Diabetes Association 74th Scientific Sessions®,...

Diabetes Patients May Get Better Results With Bionic Pancreas
2014-06-16 10:23:47

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of Massachusetts researchers working on a bionic pancreas were able to show that their device could maintain blood glucose levels consistently within the normal range, with fewer dangerous lows or highs, according to a paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The team said their device could make a massive difference in the lives of countless individuals coping with Type 1 diabetes. Conventional care for this kind...

2014-06-16 08:28:47

Algorithm in Development Maintained Glucose Above Hypoglycemic Levels Over 99% of Time in Feasibility Study CHESTERBROOK, Pa., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Animas Corporation today shared encouraging results from its predictive hypoglycemia-minimizing algorithm in development. Data from a clinical feasibility study demonstrated that the algorithm was capable of helping maintain glucose above hypoglycemic levels an average of 99.1 percent of the time for the 12 participants investigated, all...

2014-06-16 08:27:42

Up to 2.25 percentage point reduction in HbA1c achieved after only 13 weeks of dosing CARLSBAD, Calif., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISIS) announced today the final results from its Phase 2 study of ISIS-GCGR(Rx) in patients with type 2 diabetes uncontrolled on stable metformin therapy. In this study, patients in the per protocol population (PP) treated with ISIS-GCGR(Rx) in addition to metformin achieved absolute mean reduction in hemoglobin...

2014-06-15 16:20:33

CONSISTENT 1 Trial Results Presented in Late-Breaker Poster SAN DIEGO, June 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALO) today presented a scientific poster highlighting the CONSISTENT 1 trial results at the 74th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association in San Francisco. The CONSISTENT 1 trial is evaluating Hylenex(®) recombinant and a new formulation of Hylenex currently under U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review, when used as...

2014-06-15 16:20:24

- For those taking metformin, empagliflozin/linagliptin combination tablet showed statistically significant reductions in blood glucose vs. empagliflozin or linagliptin alone after 24 weeks RIDGEFIELD, Conn. and INDIANAPOLIS, June 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two phase III clinical trials found the investigational combination tablet of empagliflozin and linagliptin reduced blood glucose levels in adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D), Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BIPI) and Eli Lilly...

2014-06-15 15:18:02

The Endocrine Society Study suggests metformin controls blood sugar more effectively in African-Americans African Americans taking the diabetes drug metformin saw greater improvements in their blood sugar control than white individuals who were prescribed the same medication, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). An estimated 29 million Americans have diabetes. African Americans are twice as likely to...

2014-06-15 08:21:29

-- The average HbA1C reductions in patients treated with ITCA 650 for 6 months at the time of the interim analysis were -3.2%; patients at baseline had HbA1C levels between 10-12%. BOSTON, June 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc. today announced the highlights of a poster presentation at the 74(th) Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) held in San Francisco that contained the first 6-month data from an ongoing open-label phase 3 trial...

smartphone diabetes control
2014-06-15 06:15:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute have devised a new text message program which they claim could help patients control their diabetes by sending them information about proper nutritional habits, the benefits of physical activities and reminders to check blood sugar on a regular basis. The program is part of the Dulce Digital study, and initial results suggest a text message-based self-management intervention...

2014-06-14 23:01:10

Transfer Order Consolidates 49 Testosterone Lawsuits Involving Several Different Manufacturers DALLAS, TX (PRWEB) June 14, 2014 The United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) issued a Transfer Order on June 6, 2014 creating an MDL for 49 testosterone lawsuits in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, reports the national law firm of Baron and Budd. Plaintiffs in the lawsuits allege drugs such as AndroGel, AndroDerm, Axiron, Foresta, Testim and others...


Latest Endocrine system Reference Libraries

Technophobia
2013-12-24 11:45:54

Technophobia, from Greek techne, meaning art, skill, or craft, and phobos, meaning fear, is the fear or the dislike of advanced technology or complex devices, particularly computers. Although there are a number of interpretations of technophobia, they appear to become more complex as technology continues to evolve. The term is usually used in the sense of irrational fear, but others contend that their fears are justified. It is related to cyber phobia and it is the opposite of technophilia....

Pituitary gland
2013-04-30 10:34:49

The pituitary gland, also called the hypophysis, is an endocrine organ found within a small, bony cavity at the base of the brain. Its primary function is to secrete hormones that regulate homeostasis. More specifically, the pituitary gland is a glandular structure about the size of a pea. It is located below the brain and above the nasal cavity in a protected pocket called the sella turcica, which is within the sphenoid bone. It connects to the hypothalamus via a neck-like structure...

Pineal Gland
2013-04-30 10:31:18

The pineal gland, also called the epiphysis cerebri, is an endocrine organ located in the brain. Its primary function is to regulate the sleep cycle and influence sexual development. It is a reddish-gray glandular structure that forms the roof of the third ventricle in the brain, between the two lateral ventricles, tucked in a groove near the thalamic bodies. Its body is relatively the size of a grain of rice; it’s shaped like a pine cone and has an infindibular stalk projecting from it....

Ovaries
2013-03-05 14:55:04

The ovaries are the two reproductive female organs where the eggs are produced. These are parallel to the testes in men. Formation and Orientation Each ovary is the size of an almond and is located on one side of the pelvis before the ureter and internal iliac artery but after the external iliac artery. They are attached to either side of the uterus. They are connected and release eggs to fallopian tubes, though not attached, monthly during the menstrual cycle. They also produce...

Hypothalamus
2013-03-04 13:43:30

The hypothalamus is an organ that serves as an important link, along the hypothalamic-hypophyseal axis, between the nervous system and the endocrine system. It is located within the cranial cavity, in the cerebrum, right below the thalamus. It also forms the floor of the third ventricle in the brain. It contains neural pathways, blood vessels, glial cells, and secretory cells—all of which work together to control things like body temperature, hunger, thirst, sleep, and hormonal and...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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