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2010-02-15 07:18:48

Novel screening technique identifies new effects of approved drugs, further study needed Drugs that target the way cells convert nutrients into energy could offer new approaches to treating a range of conditions including heart attack and stroke. Using a new way to screen for potential drugs, a team led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers has identified several FDA-approved agents, including an over-the-counter anti-nausea drug, that can shift cellular energy metabolism...

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2010-01-31 06:35:00

A recent study published in Psychological Science says drinking something with sugar or any artificial sweetener could help with making decisions. A group of 65 students were asked to answer a series of questions in which they had to decide whether they wanted to get a smaller sum of money "tomorrow" or a larger sum later in the future. Half of the questions were answered on an empty stomach while the other half were answered after the students had taken in a sweetened beverage. Blood...

2010-01-25 17:17:01

Would you choose to receive a small amount of money today or a larger sum next month? We know that it is worth it to wait longer for a larger reward, but sometimes the temptation for the smaller, immediate reward becomes too great and we simply cannot resist it. Selecting the immediate reward is known as "future discounting" and often suggests a lack of self-control. Óš Studies have indicated that there may be a link between blood glucose levels (our body's energy)...

2010-01-21 16:59:15

Understanding mechanism underlying SIRT6 activity may help treat diabetes, cancer A study investigating how a cellular enzyme affects blood glucose levels in mice provides clues to pathways that may be involved in processes including the regulation of longevity and the proliferation of tumor cells. In their report in the January 22 issue of Cell, a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)-based team of researchers describes the mechanism by which absence of the enzyme SIRT6 induces a fatal drop...

2010-01-07 17:46:51

Insufficient trials -- no conclusions possible on diabetes-related diseases Contrary to the widely-held belief, there is no proof that non-insulin-dependent patients with type 2 diabetes benefit from glucose self-monitoring. Moreover, it remains unclear whether an additional benefit is displayed by the blood test compared to the urine test or vice versa, in other words, whether one or other of the tests might offer an advantage to patients. The current data are quantitatively and...

2010-01-05 07:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Intuity Medical, Inc., a privately-held company developing innovative technologies in diabetes management, today announced that it has secured a $64M Series D financing round. The funds were contributed by new investors Venrock and Emergent Medical Partners; and existing investors Investor Growth Capital, Thomas, McNerney and Partners, U.S. Venture Partners, and Versant Ventures. Intuity will utilize the proceeds for the U.S. commercialization and...

2009-12-29 14:26:00

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Seahorse Bioscience, Inc., leader in the design and development of instruments for measuring cellular bioenergetics, announced that TheScientist magazine cited their XF96 Extracellular Flux Analyzer as a 2009 Top Ten Innovation. A panel of scientific experts assembled by TheScientist honored the XF Analyzer as the first instrument to measure the two energy pathways of the cell in a microplate, enabling scientists to generate a comprehensive...

2009-12-21 15:20:13

Routine self-monitoring of blood glucose levels by people with type 2 diabetes who are not taking insulin is an ineffective use of health resources as the modest benefits are outweighed by the significant cost of test strips, suggest 2 studies http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj091017.pdf and http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj090765.pdf in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) www.cmaj.ca . In Ontario, blood glucose test strips are the third largest cost for the Ontario Public Drug Programs in...

2009-12-10 13:22:00

EDINA, Minn., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- ARKRAY, Inc., the world's 5th largest manufacturer of diabetes self-monitoring systems, today received FDA clearance on the new Assure Platinum Blood Glucose Monitoring System. The Assure Platinum Blood Glucose Monitoring System is the first auto-code Assure brand blood glucose meter. Assure meters are uniquely designed for long term care and multi-resident use settings. The new Assure Platinum is feature loaded and helps facilities meet state...

2009-12-02 16:40:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Blood Glucose Meters & Strips - A Global Update of Market Trends & Opportunities http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164351/Blood-Glucose-Meters--Strips---A-Global-Update-of-Market-Trends--Opportunities.html Blood glucose levels or blood sugar levels represent the measurement, which indicates whether or not a person is suffering from diabetes. Blood glucose...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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