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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
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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