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2013-06-09 23:01:29

“Pig Sty” may no longer be an appropriate term for a messy, dirty environment. A herd of pathogen-free pigs from a remote island in the South Pacific Ocean promises to produce a virtually endless supply of beta cell-filled islets that may cure or dramatically alter therapy for Type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetics. From Insulin Nation, Woburn, MA Woburn, MA (PRWEB) June 09, 2013 Connecting shipwrecked sailors from the 19th century to a potential cure or long-lasting implantable...

2013-05-07 11:05:38

Some of the earliest results from The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in The Young (TEDDY) study - a major Europe-USA consortium exploring the causes of type 1 diabetes in children — has found no evidence for viral infection as a cause of the rapid-onset form of the condition. The research appears in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) and is by Professor Anette-Gabriele Ziegler of the German Research Centre for Environmental...

Mouse Model Sheds New Light On How Diabetes Develops
2013-05-04 06:20:44

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team of Swedish scientists has developed a new mouse model which could explain what exactly happens to the body when type 2 diabetes develops, as well as how drug treatment affects the physiology. Writing in the journal Diabetologia, researchers from Lund University explain they fed normal mice food that was high in fat from the age of eight months through the age of two (which is, on average, the end of their natural lives)....

2013-02-28 10:56:12

The origin of beta-cells, the insulin-producing cells in the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas, has been controversial, and now new imaging and cell analysis technology shows that a recent study that seemed to have identified the progenitors of these important cells may have been in error, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children´s Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. "This is a fundamental question for my field,"...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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