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2011-06-16 05:30:00

SAN DIEGO, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Profil® Institute for Clinical Research, Inc., a company leading the industry in early phase clinical trials for diabetes and obesity, announced today the appointment of Dr. Andrew Krentz as Senior Director of Scientific Services. Dr. Krentz, who is currently a senior scientific consultant for Profil Institute, will take on his new position in October following his relocation from the UK to San Diego. In his new role he will oversee...

2011-06-08 18:05:00

BOSTON, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Schepens Eye Research Institute announced today that they are combining forces to create the world's largest and most robust basic and clinical ophthalmology research enterprise with full spectrum bench-to-bedside research that will translate more quickly into better treatment for blinding diseases and ultimately cures. Effective June 30, Schepens Eye Research Institute, the largest independent ophthalmology...

2011-06-03 09:00:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics inside select CVS/pharmacy stores across the United States are offering a free comprehensive diabetes monitoring package this summer. The complimentary monitoring package administered by a MinuteClinic practitioner includes: hemoglobin A1c and blood glucose test, blood pressure check, body mass index (BMI), cholesterol test, comprehensive foot exam, and microalbumin test (kidney function check). The...

2011-05-31 12:23:00

Film follows the inspiring journeys of children with diabetes in the developing world NEW YORK, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Life for a Child, the inspirational documentary produced by Lilly Diabetes is now available for free download on the video sharing site Hulu.com. Visitors to Hulu can view the entire 28-minute film, which brings to light the life-or-death plight of children with diabetes in the developing world. (Logo:...

2011-05-26 13:52:00

BERKELEY, Calif., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF) announced today that it is the recipient of two Telly Awards for the diabetes awareness video Big Blue Test (BigBlueTest.org). "We are proud and thrilled that our grassroots online video effort to raise awareness of diabetes has earned this recognition," said Manny Hernandez, president of the Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF) and founder of TuDiabetes.org, a social network of people touched by diabetes. DHF...

2011-05-24 18:21:41

People with diabetes have a three to five times higher risk of contracting tuberculosis (TB) than non-diabetics, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Results of the study, which included 233 patients with TB who live in Texas and Mexico along the border, are published in the May issue of the Bulletin of the World Health Organization. It was funded by the National Institutes of Health. "With the increase in diabetes patients in...

2011-05-16 18:22:25

Joslin Diabetes Center scientists identify promising candidate for drugs treating type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease The road to type 2 diabetes is paved with insulin resistance, a condition often associated with obesity in which the hormone begins to fail at its job helping to convert sugars to energy. Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have now identified an enzyme called PKC-delta as an important molecular modifier for development of insulin resistance, diabetes and fatty liver in...

2011-05-03 09:23:00

Capitol Hill Briefing Set For May 10 WASHINGTON, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- By 2025, the number of people with diabetes will swell by 64% to more than 50 million Americans in all, according to projections by the Institute for Alternative Futures. The costs will swamp the health care system, with a price tag of almost $514 billion--an amount comparable to the total budget of today's Medicare program and a 72% increase from 2010. In an effort to raise awareness about this...

2011-05-03 07:00:00

BOSTON, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joslin Diabetes Center, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is launching a landmark Performance Improvement Continuing Medical Education (PI CME) research initiative to establish accuracy and predictive value of current assessment methodologies for CME in order to inform ongoing efforts to improve diabetes care. The research, already partially funded with a grant from Pfizer, will measure the impact of educational and non-educational...

2011-05-02 19:13:52

More than two-thirds of high-risk patients missed if recommended hemoglobin A1C test used alone  A new study found that the recommended blood test may not be enough to catch type 2 diabetes in overweight children, missing more than two-thirds of children at high-risk for the condition. Researchers from Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics found that performing two tests "“ both the recommended hemoglobin A1C test and an oral glucose tolerance test "“ could dramatically...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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