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2010-05-13 13:25:00

Infants who receive sweet solutions before being immunized experience less pain and are more comfortable, reveals research published ahead of print in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. Healthcare professionals should consider giving infants aged 1-12 months a sweet solution of sucrose or glucose before immunizing a child, the international team of researchers recommended, because of the child's improved reaction to injections. Existing research shows the effectiveness of giving newborn...

2010-04-26 08:17:12

Chokeberry bushes have for centuries been residents of eastern deciduous forests where their bright red and dark purple fruits continue to be favorite snacks of local bird species. Native Americans have also traditionally eaten dried chokeberries and prepared teas from parts of the plant, and several domesticated varieties now grace contemporary lawns and gardens from coast to coast. However, the chokeberry (Aronia) is enjoying a new claim-to-fame as a potentially powerful antioxidant, and...

2010-02-24 16:00:00

MILPITAS, Calif., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeScan, Inc. is conducting a voluntary recall in the United States of eight lots of OneTouch® SureStep® Test Strips, used by people with diabetes to measure their blood glucose levels at home. The test strips are being recalled because they may provide falsely low glucose results when the glucose level is higher than 400 mg/dL. The eight lots of consumer OneTouch SureStep Test Strips being recalled are:...

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...


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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