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2012-08-27 06:24:27

AJAX, ON, Aug. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Medi+Sure Canada is a Canadian company dedicated to delivering high quality and affordable medical products to the Canadian diabetic healthcare market. Medi+Sure Canada is pleased to advise that the Government of British Columbia has now approved its 49c Medi+Sure® Blood Glucose Test Strips to BC's PharmaCare Benefit Program. Effective August 15th 2012 Medi+Sure Glucose Test Strips were approved and are now eligible in BC for full PharmaCare...

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2012-08-24 11:24:07

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from Purdue University recently announced that they have developed a new type of biosensor for diabetes testing that detects glucose in saliva, tears, and urine that can be produced at a low cost and doesn´t need many manufacturing steps to create. "It's an inherently non-invasive way to estimate glucose content in the body," explained Jonathan Claussen, a former Purdue University doctoral student who currently...

New Opportunities For Diabetes Research From 'Organic' Study Of Live Pancreatic Tissue
2012-08-17 16:24:51

An 'all-natural' method for studying pancreatic islets has been developed by IBBME's Assistant Professor Jonathan Rocheleau and PhD Candidate Alan K. Lam Food isn't the only thing going organic these days. An 'all-natural' method for studying pancreatic islets, the small tissues responsible for insulin production and regulation in the body, has recently been developed by researchers at the University of Toronto's Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) to try to...

'Sugar' New Energy Source For Future Medical Implants
2012-06-13 16:48:00

Implantable fuel cell built at MIT could power neural prosthetics that help patients regain control of limbs. MIT engineers have developed a fuel cell that runs on the same sugar that powers human cells: glucose. This glucose fuel cell could be used to drive highly efficient brain implants of the future, which could help paralyzed patients move their arms and legs again. The fuel cell, described in the June 12 edition of the journal PLoS ONE, strips electrons from glucose molecules to...

2012-05-24 06:28:06

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In recent weeks, there has been a rash of inaccurate reports about all-natural sugar. These reports have continually misrepresented the facts surrounding several scientific studies, overlooked biological differences between all-natural sugar and man-made sweeteners and ignored government data. Rather than educating consumers, they have only contributed to greater confusion about sugar and its role as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. This...

2012-05-16 02:29:12

NEW ORLEANS, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NuMe Health LLC, a biotechnology company developing evidence-based cobiotic(TM) products that modify the bacteria that live in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract to support health and well-being, today announced that it has closed a $1.5 million Series A financing. NuMe also announced that the company is initiating a clinical trial of its lead cobiotic product, NM504, which is being developed for the prediabetic population to support maintenance of...

2012-05-02 13:18:13

The latest episode in the American Chemical Society´s (ACS´) award-winning Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions podcast series focuses on adaptation of the ubiquitous personal glucose monitor, typically used to test blood sugar levels, for possible home use in testing for viruses and bacteria in human body fluids, food and other substances. Based on research by Yi Lu, Ph.D., and colleagues and reported in ACS´ journal Analytical Chemistry, the new podcast is available...

2012-04-09 09:28:25

Salk researchers find molecular switch that controls liver glucose production and may represent a new avenue for treating insulin-resistant type II diabetes In their extraordinary quest to decode human metabolism, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have discovered a pair of molecules that regulates the liver's production of glucose---- the simple sugar that is the source of energy in human cells and the central player in diabetes. In a paper published April 8 in...

2012-03-29 10:04:35

Findings may lead to new strategies to address insulin resistance Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have discovered a key protein that regulates insulin resistance–the diminished ability of cells to respond to the action of insulin and which sets the stage for the development of the most common form of diabetes. This breakthrough points to a new way to potentially treat or forestall type 2 diabetes, a rapidly growing global health problem. In a paper being published online...

2012-02-13 08:00:00

Unicity International, global leader in glucose management products, recently set up distribution centers in India to combat the growing diabetes problem. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) February 13, 2012 Unicity International, a global leader in glucose management products, recently opened several locations in India to combat the widespread epidemic of diabetes. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, nearly 150 million people in India have either diabetes or pre-diabetes, and that...