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Sensitive Acid Sensor Controls Insulin Production

Sensitive Acid Sensor Controls Insulin Production

ETH Zurich ETH Zurich researchers from the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE) in Basel have developed an implantable device that precisely monitors acid build-up in the body for people with diabetes and produces insulin...

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2014-08-18 16:23:39

LONDON, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Insulin Resistance-Pipeline Insights, 2014https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2278599/-Insulin-Resistance-Pipeline-Insights-2014.htmlSUMMARYDelveInsight's," Insulin Resistance-Pipeline Insights, 2014", report provides comprehensive insights about pipeline drugs across this indication. A key objective of the report is to establish the understanding for all the pipeline drugs that fall...

2014-08-12 08:31:09

New study adds to a growing body of evidence supporting benefits of tree nut consumption on measures of glycemic control in people with diabetes and metabolic syndrome MODESTO, Calif., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Evidence continues to mount supporting the role of almonds and other tree nuts as part of an overall dietary pattern that is beneficial for those with type 2 diabetes. Three new studies suggest a relationship between regular consumption of tree nuts, such as almonds, and...

diabetes
2014-08-09 05:53:39

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Diabetes increasingly is becoming one of America’s most dangerous diseases. Many die every year from diabetes-related complications including heart attack and stroke. According to the National Institutes of Health 2014 National Diabetes Statistics Report, 29.1 million people in the United States have diabetes, both diagnosed and undiagnosed. That is 9.3 percent of the population. Of that, 21 million have been diagnosed while a...

obesity and exercise
2014-07-29 03:30:00

Diabetologia New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) suggests that both higher levels of physical activity and lower levels of sitting in leisure time may be required to substantially reduce the risk of obesity. The research is by Joshua Bell and colleagues, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL (University College London), UK. Physical activity and sitting time (or 'sedentariness') are two common...

weight loss
2014-07-26 03:00:23

Leigh MacMillan, Vanderbilt University A probiotic that prevents obesity could be on the horizon. Bacteria that produce a therapeutic compound in the gut inhibit weight gain, insulin resistance and other adverse effects of a high-fat diet in mice, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered. “Of course it’s hard to speculate from mouse to human,” said senior investigator Sean Davies, Ph.D., assistant professor of Pharmacology. “But essentially, we’ve prevented most...

2014-07-21 10:59:26

Massachusetts General Hospital Daily treatment with tesamorelin for six months lowered liver fat modestly but significantly The only drug to receive FDA approval for reduction of the abdominal fat deposits that develop in some patients receiving antiviral therapy for HIV infection may also reduce the incidence of fatty liver disease in such patients. In a paper that will appear in the July 23/28 issue of JAMA – a theme issue on HIV/AIDS receiving early online release to coincide with...

obesity
2014-07-20 10:34:28

Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute Study finds that the NBR1 protein plays a critical role in regulating obesity-induced inflammation that leads to metabolic disease A new study by researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) has identified a new signal that triggers the events leading to insulin resistance in obesity. The signal causes inflammation in adipose tissue and leads to metabolic disease. The study, published July 17 in Cell Metabolism,...

2014-06-24 10:08:51

Diabetologia New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that calcium and vitamin D supplementation improves the metabolic profile of pregnant women with gestational diabetes. The research is by Dr Ahmad Esmaillzadeh, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran, and colleagues. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), a pregnancy complication, is characterized by carbohydrate intolerance and metabolic disorders....

2014-06-23 10:20:10

Garvan Institute of Medical Research A new study being presented today at ICE/ENDO 2014, the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society in Chicago, demonstrates that ambient temperatures can influence the growth or loss of brown fat in people. Cool environments stimulate growth, warm environments loss. Brown fat, also known as brown adipose tissue, is a special kind of fat that burns energy to generate heat. It keeps small animals and babies...

2014-06-23 09:37:29

Monash University An international team of scientists led by Monash University researchers has shown how free radicals contribute to type 2 diabetes, obesity and fatty liver disease. Type 2 diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease are key complications of obesity as 80 per cent of patients with type 2 diabetes are obese, and 75 per cent of patients who are obese or have type 2 diabetes also have fatty liver disease. The team, led by Professor Tony Tiganis from the Department...


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