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2009-08-14 13:10:00

EDINA, Minn., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- ARKRAY, Inc., today announced that its line of GLUCOCARD and Assure blood glucose meter test strips do not use GDH-PQQ (glucose dehydrogenase pyrroloquinoline quinone), which the FDA has stated can falsely elevate blood glucose results in patients who are using certain therapeutic products. The GLUCOCARD 01 and Assure families of products use a glucose-specific enzyme and can, therefore, distinguish between glucose and other sugars. In light of the...

2009-08-13 23:34:24

The supplement carnitine may offer hope for people with glucose intolerance, older people, and people with kidney disease and diabetes, U.S. researchers said. Study leader Deborah Muoio of the Duke University Medical Center's Sarah W. Stedman Nutrition and Metabolism Center said carnitine reverses glucose intolerance in animals. Muoio also performed tests on human muscle cells that showed supplementing with carnitine might help older people with pre-diabetes, diabetes and other disorders that...

2009-08-13 10:44:37

 Supplementing obese rats with the nutrient carnitine helps the animals to clear the extra sugar in their blood, something they had trouble doing on their own, researchers at Duke University Medical Center report.A team led by Deborah Muoio (Moo-ee-oo), Ph.D., of the Duke Sarah W. Stedman Nutrition and Metabolism Center, also performed tests on human muscle cells that showed supplementing with carnitine might help older people with prediabetes, diabetes, and other disorders that make...

2009-08-05 11:31:04

A research team led by Dr. Tony Lam at the Toronto General Research Institute and the University of Toronto discovered a novel function of a hormone found in the gut that might potentially lower glucose levels in diabetes.In this ground-breaking study on a rat model, Dr. Lam's team discovered that activating receptors of the cholecystokinin (CCK) peptide hormone in the gut rapidly and potently lowers blood glucose levels by triggering a signal to the brain and then to the liver to lower...

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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...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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