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2014-05-26 13:31:52

University of Montreal A signal that promotes insulin secretion and reduces hyperglycemia in a type 2 diabetes animal model is enhanced by the inhibition of a novel enzyme discovered by CHUM Research Centre (CRCHUM) and University of Montreal researchers. The team is part of the Montreal Diabetes Research Center and their study, published recently in Cell Metabolism, was directed by researchers Marc Prentki and Murthy Madiraju. Insulin is an important hormone in our body that controls...

2014-05-26 08:22:34

INVOKANA((TM) )offers a new approach to treatment TORONTO, May 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Janssen Inc. announced today that Health Canada has approved INVOKANA((TM) )(canagliflozin), an oral, once-daily prescription treatment used to lower blood glucose (sugar) levels in adults with type 2 diabetes.(1) INVOKANA((TM) )belongs to a new class of medications called sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors that offers a novel approach to treating diabetes by increasing the loss of...

diabetes and heart disease
2014-05-24 05:47:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Women with type 2 diabetes are far more likely to develop heart disease than their male counterparts, according to new research appearing in the latest edition of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes journal Diabetologia. In what Rebecca Smith of The Telegraph called “the largest study of its kind,” an international team of researchers conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of roughly 850,000 patients...

2014-05-23 23:05:00

Don’t Pause is currently on special promotion from the AntiAging Institute of California. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 Don’t Pause is a popular natural treatment for menopause that can be used during and after menopause. Its herbal ingredients are gentle on a woman’s system and can help restore the balance she needs. For a limited time, the AntiAging Institute of California is now offering a special promotion on Don’t Pause that offers women significant savings....

2014-05-23 23:01:20

The Firm is evaluating testosterone lawsuits on behalf of men who suffered heart attacks, strokes, other life-threatening cardiovascular events, allegedly due to low testosterone therapy. New York, New York (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 Testosterone treatment lawsuits (http://www.injurybeacon.com/testosterone-androgel/lawsuit/) continue to be filed in courts around the country on behalf of men who allegedly suffered life-threatening cardiovascular events due to their use of low testosterone...

2014-05-23 20:21:56

OTTAWA, May 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The issue: Health Canada has requested that Christmas Natural Foods Ltd. stop selling and recall its unauthorized health product, Heartland Natural Wild Yam Moisturizing Cream, after testing conducted by the Department identified a undisclosed prescription drug ingredient, progesterone. Approved drugs that contain progesterone can only be sold by prescription. Progesterone can be associated with serious side effects, including an increased risk of...

2014-05-23 08:23:45

European Commission approves third product from the Boehringer Ingelheim and Lilly Diabetes alliance RIDGEFIELD, Conn. and INDIANAPOLIS, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The European Commission granted marketing authorization for Jardiance(®) (empagliflozin) tablets, a sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor, for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) to improve glycemic control in adults in Europe, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company...

2014-05-22 20:21:34

Testoril, the World's #1 All Natural Testosterone Booster, has partnered with Joe Nemechek and Identity Ventures Racing for the 2014 Coca Cola 600. The new "blue pill" can offer the same great results as leading Rx pills, but without the side effects and high cost. Also endorsed by PGA tour winner, Brian Gay and former British Open Champion, Mark Calcavecchia, Testoril is expected, by many, to be the leading choice for men worldwide who suffer from fatigue, inability to focus and low libido....

Newly Discovered Compound Slows Natural Degradation Of Insulin In The Body
2014-05-22 03:32:32

By Peter Reuell, Harvard University With the discovery of a compound that can slow the degradation of insulin in animals, scientists at Harvard have opened the door to a potential new treatment for diabetes. The new approach, described by David Liu, professor of chemistry and chemical biology, and Alan Saghatelian, associate professor of chemistry and chemical biology, uses the compound to inhibit insulin-degrading enzyme (IDE). Inhibiting IDE in mice, they have shown, elevates insulin...

2014-05-22 08:28:42

DUBLIN, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/wqkgq3/continuous) has announced the addition of the "Global Continuous Glucose Monitoring (Guardian Real Time, FreeStyle Navigator, Dexcom Seven Plus, Dexcom G4 Platinum, MiniMed Paradigm Revel/Veo CGM Systems) Market - Forecast to 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The rapid rise in diabetic population across the globe has considerably...


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
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.