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2009-06-21 12:47:55

Obesity is probably the most important factor in the development of insulin resistance, but science's understanding of the chain of events is still spotty. Now, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have filled in the gap and identified the missing link between the two. Their findings, to be published in the June 21, 2009 advance online edition of the journal Nature, explain how obesity sets the stage for diabetes and why thin people can become insulin-resistant. The Salk...

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2009-06-15 10:00:00

 Promise is held out for the development of novel oral drugs to control blood glucose levels in diabetes patients as the result of research by a Hebrew University of Jerusalem scientist.For his groundbreaking work, Prof. Shlomo Sasson of the Hebrew University School of Pharmacy has been named one of the winners this year of the Hebrew University's Kaye Innovation Awards.Type 2 diabetes is a worldwide epidemic, predicted to affect over 380 million people within the next 20 years. This...

2009-06-05 07:30:00

CHERRY HILL, N.J., June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nuvilex, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NVLX), an emerging healthcare consumer products company, announced today that, due to a recent surge of consumer interest, it is offering free Cinnergen samples to people interested in using a whole food supplement to help to prevent conditions associated with pre-diabetes, insulin resistance and fluctuations in blood sugar (glucose) levels. The surge in interest has been driven by Nuvilex' Internet...

2009-06-01 09:09:01

It is commonly known that alcoholism and alcohol intoxications are connected with severe violent crimes such as homicides. For instance, in Finland even 80 per cent of these crimes happen in alcohol intoxications. It has not, however, been clear why only a minority of alcoholics in intoxications become irritated and impulsively aggressive or even commit severe violent crimes.A Finnish study now finds that low glycogen level "“ which means non-oxidative glucose metabolism "“...

2009-05-29 08:03:25

 A dog born with a deadly disease that prevents the body from using stored sugar has survived 20 months and is still healthy after receiving gene therapy at the University of Florida "” putting scientists a step closer to finding a cure for the disorder in children.Called glycogen storage disease type 1A, the genetic disease stops the body from being able to correctly store and use sugar between meals. In order to survive, children and adults with this disease must receive precise...

2009-05-29 08:01:14

Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, and collaborators at Harvard Medical School have linked a specialized protein in human muscles to the process that clears glucose out of the bloodstream, shedding light on what goes wrong in type 2 diabetes on a cellular level.Establishing the function of this protein, which significantly is not present in mice, has broad implications for both the future study and possible therapies for diabetes, according to an article published in...

2009-05-08 09:44:48

Cell biologists have found a more filling substitute for caloric restriction in extending the life span of simple organisms. In a study published May 8 in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics, researchers from the University of Southern California Andrus Gerontology Center show that yeast cells maintained on a glycerol diet live twice as long as normal -- as long as yeast cells on a severe caloric-restriction diet. They are also more resistant to cell damage.Many studies have shown that...

2009-04-24 11:45:04

In preclinical studies, researchers in Texas found a novel cancer drug reduces growth of neuroblastoma -- a rare childhood brain cancer -- by 75 percent. Dr. Alejandro Levy, a fellow at the Children's Cancer Hospital at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, said that the drug, 3-BrOP, developed at the center, reduces tumor growth by more than 75 percent as a single agent. The study, conducted with human neuroblastoma cells transplanted into mice, showed how 3-BrOP, a glycolysis...

2009-04-22 10:31:58

Fructose may pose a more serious threat to cardiovascular health than glucose, new research suggests. In a new study conducted at the University of California, Davis, obese individuals consumed beverages sweetened with either fructose or glucose over 10 weeks, which provided 25 percent of their total energy requirements. Results show individuals who drank fructose-sweetened beverages gained the same amount of weight as those who drank glucose, but fructose clearly reduced the body's...

2009-04-21 17:13:54

U.S. researchers found evidence that human consumption of fructose-sweetened but not glucose-sweetened beverages can adversely affect sensitivity to insulin. Peter Havel and colleagues, at the University of California at Davis, said that in 2005, the average American consumed 141 pounds of added sugar, a sizable proportion via drinking soft drinks. Added sugar is any sugar added to food -- sugar in cake, candy or soft drinks -- but not sugar naturally found in foods like an orange or apple,...