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2011-09-29 22:53:02

Contrary to what you might think, cancer and diabetes appear to have some biology in common. According to a report in the September 30th issue of the Cell Press journal, Cell, a pathway that initially drew attention for its role in embryonic stem cells and cancer also influences the odds that mice develop or resist diabetes. Mice with high levels of the cancer-promoting proteins Lin28a or Lin28b become more sensitive to insulin and less prone to diabetes when on a high-fat diet, the new...

2011-09-28 15:04:04

Researchers at the John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have identified a powerful molecular pathway that regulates the liver's management of insulin and new glucose production, which could lead to new therapies for diabetes. The findings were published online this week in Diabetes, a journal of the American Diabetes Association. Usually, the liver stores excess blood sugar as glycogen, which it...

2011-09-19 22:57:55

If the brain goes hungry, Twinkies look a lot better, a study led by researchers at Yale University and the University of Southern California has found. Brain imaging scans show that when glucose levels drop, an area of the brain known to regulate emotions and impulses loses the ability to dampen desire for high-calorie food, according to the study published online September 19 in The Journal of Clinical Investigation. "Our prefrontal cortex is a sucker for glucose," said Rajita Sinha,...

2011-09-06 22:12:06

Study reveals that insulin-stimulated glucose uptake–a process that breaks down in type 2 diabetes–requires a previously unidentified protein called CDP138 All cells need glucose (sugar) to produce the energy they need to survive. High glucose levels in the bloodstream (such as occur after a meal), trigger the pancreas to produce insulin. In turn, muscle and fat cells respond to insulin by moving GLUT4, a glucose transporter, from intracellular storage out to the cell surface....

2011-08-29 20:57:59

University of Illinois scientists have engineered a new strain of yeast that converts seaweed into biofuel in half the time it took just months ago. That's a process that's important outside the Corn Belt, said Yong-Su Jin, a University of Illinois assistant professor of microbial genomics and a faculty member in its Institute for Genomic Biology. "The key is the strain's ability to ferment cellobiose and galactose simultaneously, which makes the process much more efficient," Jin said....

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2011-08-15 05:15:00

Obesity and type 2 diabetes have long been linked, but a new study has discovered exactly how high-fat diets serve as a catalyst for a sequence of events that ultimately lead to the onset of the disease. Researchers, including Jamey D. Marth, Ph.D., the director of the Center for Nanomedicine, studied both humans and mice, and "discovered a pathway to disease that is activated in pancreatic beta cells, and then leads to metabolic defects in other organs and tissues, including the liver,...

2011-08-11 00:00:00

Nutri-Med Logic Corp investigation in the role of nutrients to improve metabolism of carbohydrates (glucose), expanding on the the Redox article of "Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine", shows a strong relationship between R-Alpha Lipoic and Redox Imbalance, seen in Obesity and Diabetes. Miami, FL (PRWEB) August 09, 2011 Nutri-Med Logic Corp.: Benefits of proper diet with R-Alpha Lipoic in Obesity and Diabetes. Redox Imbalance is not exclusive to over-production of free radicals, as stated in...

2011-08-10 18:19:29

A new study has created an analog of what researchers think the first multicellular cooperation might have looked like, showing that yeast cells"”in an environment that requires them to work for their food"”grow and reproduce better in multicellular clumps than singly. A team of researchers, led by Harvard professor Andrew Murray, found that cells of brewer's yeast that clumped together were able more effectively to manipulate and absorb sugars in their environment than were...

2011-07-27 05:59:46

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The past two decades have witnessed an epidemic spread of obesity-related diseases in Western countries. Elucidating the biological mechanism that links overnutrition to obesity could prove crucial in reducing obesity levels. Researchers found a pathway that directs the brain to sense the body's glucose dynamics, and they believe that a defect of this glucose-sensing pathway contributes to the development of obesity. The correction of this defect can normalize the whole...

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2011-07-25 11:48:30

Glucose meters aren't just for diabetics anymore. Thanks to University of Illinois chemists, they can be used as simple, portable, inexpensive meters for a number of target molecules in blood, serum, water or food. Chemistry professor Yi Lu and postdoctoral researcher Yu Xiang published their findings in the journal Nature Chemistry. "The advantages of our method are high portability, low cost, wide availability and quantitative detection of a broad range of targets in medical diagnostics and...


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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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