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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...

2012-05-02 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...

2012-02-06 22:38:00

Sanford-Burnham researchers discover taste receptors in pancreatic beta cells that can sense fructose and stimulate insulin secretion Taste receptors on the tongue help us distinguish between safe food and food that's spoiled or toxic. But taste receptors are now being found in other organs, too. In a study published online the week of February 6 by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham)...

2012-01-19 04:20:01

Tokyo, Jan 19, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co. Ltd and its diagnostics subsidiary EIDIA Co. Ltd announced today that EIDIA will launch LIFE CHECK, a self-monitoring blood glucose meter manufactured by Gunze Limited, on January 27, 2012.LIFE CHECK is a personal self-monitoring blood glucose meter with which diabetes patients can monitor their own blood glucose level by simply inserting a dedicated sensor known as the LIFE CHECK SENSOR into the meter. The meter was developed as a...


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