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2009-12-01 14:27:34

Even the anticipation of sweets may cause our muscles to start taking up more blood sugar, say researchers reporting in the December issue of Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press publication. That message is delivered via neurons in the brain's hypothalamus containing the chemical known as orexin and the sympathetic nervous system, the studies in mice and rats suggest. Orexin neurons are known to switch on when we are motivated to eat or seek other rewards. They also play a role in active...

2009-11-20 10:11:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Global Self Monitoring Blood Glucose Market (SMBG): Increasing Adoption to Drive Growth http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164657/Global-Self-Monitoring-Blood-Glucose-Market-(SMBG)-Increasing-Adoption-to-Drive-Growth.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=prnewswire Description Global Self Monitoring Blood Glucose Market (SMBG): Increasing...

2009-11-12 11:45:00

EDINA, Minn., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- ARKRAY, Inc., the world's 5th largest manufacturer of diabetes self-monitoring systems, today announced the launch of a new and improved Assure Pro Blood Glucose Monitoring Test Strip. The Assure Pro Blood Glucose Monitoring System is uniquely designed for long term care and multi-resident use settings. Feature loaded, the Assure Pro meter helps facilities meet state regulatory standards and provide better resident care. The new Assure Pro Test...

2009-11-05 12:19:00

EDINA, Minn., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- ARKRAY, Inc., the world's 5th largest manufacturer of diabetes self-monitoring systems, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for its new GLUCOCARD Vital blood glucose monitoring system. The new meter and strip platform, which ARKRAY will make available for distribution in early December, is expected to be a significant complement to the existing GLUCOCARD line of products, and will be ideal for...

2009-11-03 15:35:34

If worms are any indication, all the sugar in your diet could spell much more than obesity and type 2 diabetes. Researchers reporting in the November issue of Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press publication, say it might also be taking years off your life. By adding just a small amount of glucose to C. elegans usual fare of straight bacteria, they found the worms lose about 20 percent of their usual life span. They trace the effect to insulin signals, which can block other life-extending molecular...

2009-09-29 14:40:00

A spoonful of herbicide helps the sugar break down in a most delightful way. Researchers at Brigham Young University have developed a fuel cell "“ basically a battery with a gas tank "“ that harvests electricity from glucose and other sugars known as carbohydrates. The human body's preferred energy source could someday power our gadgets, cars or homes. "Carbohydrates are very energy rich," said BYU chemistry professor Gerald Watt. "What we needed was a catalyst that would extract...

2009-09-01 16:14:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Bile acids are known to be key regulators of lipid, glucose and overall energy metabolism. Bile acid activation of the G protein-coupled receptor TGR5 has been shown to induce energy expenditure in muscle and brown fat, thereby conferring resistance to weight gain. Now, a paper published in the current issue of Cell Metabolism (Vol. 10, Issue 3, Sept. 2, 2009) elaborates on a separate TGR5-regulated mechanism in the gut that drives secretion of the...

2009-08-27 09:00:00

SALEM, N.H., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- AgaMatrix, Inc., the makers of WaveSense blood glucose meters, announced today their continued commitment to educate health care professionals and patients on the importance of blood glucose meter (BGM) accuracy for all patients. WaveSense BGM's uniquely employ WaveSense technology which personalizes each test to provide world class accuracy. They detect and correct for errors caused by different environmental conditions and blood samples. According to...

2009-08-17 08:52:33

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning against using some glucose monitors by patients receiving medicines containing non-glucose sugars. The FDA said its warning involves using glucose monitors that require specific test strips. Non-glucose sugars contained in some therapeutic products such as peritoneal dialysis solutions and certain immunoglobulins can falsely elevate glucose results, which may prompt excessive insulin administration, the FDA said. These therapeutic products,...

2009-08-14 17:44:00

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The U. S. Food and Drug Administration issued Advice for Diabetic Patients and their Caregivers on August 13, stating that blood glucose meters that use GDH-PQQ technology may "produce a falsely high (elevated) blood glucose result." Since 2006, Bayer Diabetes Care has not distributed test strips that use GDH-PQQ (glucose dehydrogenase pyrroloquinoline quinone) glucose monitoring technology for its blood glucose meters. Bayer Diabetes Care is...


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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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