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2011-10-29 07:00:00

The research team demonstrated that the major downstream path used by insulin to control the genes is also related to the pathways that control the metabolization of nutrients, as reported by DiabeticLive.com. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) October 29, 2011 Lipid accumulation in the liver almost always accompanies insulin resistance and obesity, both warning signs of Type 2 diabetes. Such lipid accumulation can be deadly, leading to liver failure and hepatitis. However, doctors have been stumped as to...

2005-07-20 16:20:00

BOSTON -- A study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has shown that a protein found in fat cells is a newly discovered cause of insulin resistance, establishing a previously unidentified molecular link between obesity and type 2 diabetes and offering a potential new target for the development of drugs to treat diabetes. The findings appear in the July 21, 2005, issue of the journal Nature. According to senior author Barbara B. Kahn, MD, Chief of the Division of...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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