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2010-07-13 15:21:41

Disruption of two genes that control circadian rhythms can lead to diabetes.

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2010-06-29 10:42:26

In a step toward curing diabetes in humans, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis have alleviated the disease in rats using transplants from both embryonic and adult pigs.

2010-06-29 02:28:21

The cause of diabetes during pregnancy is directly controlled by serotonin, a chemical produced by the body and normally known as a neurotransmitter, and is influenced by the amount of protein in the mother's diet early in pregnancy.

2010-06-20 08:47:34

Study shows direct link between circadian clock in pancreas and diabetes.

2010-06-15 00:36:19

Insulin-producing beta cells can proliferate in patients recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

2010-06-04 13:34:43

A team of researchers from several collaborating Baylor University research centers and from Japan's Okayama Graduate School of Medicine have found a way to more consistently isolate pancreatic islet cells from brain dead donors using ductal injection (DI), a process that immediately cools donor islet cells at the injection site.

2010-02-24 16:16:00

Bee Gee Barry Gibb and wife, Linda, announce American citizenship HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three months ago, U.S. Senior Airman Tre F. Porfirio was critically wounded after being struck from behind by three high velocity bullets while serving in Afghanistan.

2010-01-22 13:18:52

The neuropeptide corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) makes cameo appearances throughout the body, but its leading role is as the opening act in the stress response, jump-starting the process along the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis.


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  • a slit in a tire to drain away surface water and improve traction.
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