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implantable device for diabetes
2014-08-13 02:00:37

ETH Zurich ETH Zurich researchers from the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE) in Basel have developed an implantable device that precisely monitors acid build-up in the body for people with diabetes and produces insulin if acidosis becomes a risk. Many human metabolic functions only run smoothly if the acid level in the body remains neutral and stable. For humans, normal blood pH values lie between 7.35 and 7.45. By way of comparison, an empty stomach is extremely...

2014-08-13 08:28:28

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tarsa Therapeutics, Inc. today announced that it has secured a $10 million senior credit facility from Oxford Finance LLC and Square 1 Bank. The company intends to use the proceeds to support its plans to file a New Drug Application (NDA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Ostora tablet for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis, currently targeted for early 2015. Separately, Tarsa announced that Daniel Soland has...

2014-08-12 12:28:18

Company's Network and Technology Enable Trial of Artificial Pancreas in California NEW YORK, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kids and teens with Type 1 diabetes are swimming, rock climbing, hiking and playing various field sports in the redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains - all while testing a device that automatically measures their blood sugar and determines how much insulin they'll need. Using Verizon's network technology, campers aged 7 to 17 are participating in a clinical...

2014-08-12 12:28:06

The testosterone replacement therapy center seeks customer insights to optimize facility placement FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Low T Center, a leader in the medical diagnosis and treatment of low testosterone in men, has partnered with Buxton® to craft a strategy for efficient expansion. Currently, Low T Center operates 50 clinics in 11 states. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130731/DA55914LOGO "As more men evaluate whether testosterone replacement...

2014-08-11 16:24:38

SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Low T Center has signed an agreement to be the first title sponsor of Marcus Marauder Stadium in Flower Mound, TX. "We are excited at Marcus Football to partner with the Low T Center, particularly it being a community based company." Coach Gerry Stanford states, "Our goal, like Low T Center's, is to support our community in as many ways possible. It gives us a great opportunity to partner with Mike Sisk and his people in a dual front...

Researchers Use Fruit Flies To Unlock Mysteries Of human Diabetes
2014-08-11 03:05:27

Stanford University Medical Center For the first time, the tiny fruit fly can be used to study how mutations associated with the development of diabetes affect the production and secretion of the vital hormone insulin. The advance is due to a new technique devised by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine that allows scientists to measure insulin levels in the insects with extremely high sensitivity and reproducibility. The experimental model is likely to...

2014-08-11 08:28:18

PARIS and VALENCIA, Calif., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) and MannKind Corporation (Nasdaq: MNKD) announced today that they have entered into a worldwide exclusive licensing agreement for development and commercialization of Afrezza® (insulin human) Inhalation Powder, a new rapid-acting inhaled insulin therapy for adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The companies plan to launch Afrezza in the United States in the first quarter of 2015. Under...

diabetes drug metformin
2014-08-11 04:19:36

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A large-scale study from Cardiff University, involving over 180,000 people, reveals that people with Type 2 diabetes can live longer than those without the condition, thanks to a widely prescribed blood glucose control medication. The findings, published in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, suggest that metformin — commonly used to control glucose levels in the body and known for exhibiting anticancer properties — could offer...

2014-08-10 23:01:12

The Firm is investigating Byetta lawsuits and other legal claims that allege incretin mimetics like Byetta, Januvia and Victoza caused patients to develop pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis or thyroid cancer. New York, New York (PRWEB) August 10, 2014 Byetta lawsuits (http://www.byettalawsuit.com) and legal claims involving other incretin mimetic Type 2 diabetes drugs, such as Januvia and Victoza, continue to move forward in a federal multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District...

2014-08-09 23:00:20

The FDA Is Seeking Input From Its Advisory Panels As Testosterone Lawsuits Mount And Reports That Low Testosterone Medication Purportedly Cause Heart Attacks And Strokes Reports Wright & Schulte LLC Columbus, OH (PRWEB) August 10, 2014 As Testosterone Lawsuits claims continue to be filed in a industry-wide consolidation, Wright & Shulte LLC reports the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has called for a meeting to be held on September 17 for two of its advisory panels to...


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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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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