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2010-11-02 07:30:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Tolerx, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapies to treat autoimmune diseases and cancer by modulating T cell activity, announced today that it has established a Scientific Advisory Board to help advance the company's research and clinical studies in type 1 diabetes. This Scientific Advisory Board will support the scientific advancements that underlie the company's lead drug candidate, otelixizumab, as well as guide the creation...

2010-11-01 03:30:00

Thousands of photos, stories to spell out C-U-R-E and support the Diabetes Research Institute HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beginning today, thousands of people who want to help put an end to diabetes can be part of the cure by participating in the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation's online campaign at BePartoftheCure.org. Kicking off National Diabetes Awareness Month, the Be Part of the CURE campaign is a fun and meaningful way for people living with...

2010-10-31 23:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Group visits, telemedicine, peer counseling, and Internet-based education and case management are among the innovative strategies Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) researchers are studying to increase access to care and improve the health outcomes of Veterans and others with diabetes. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/va/46446/ VA researchers are seeking better ways to prevent...

2010-10-18 12:14:44

Oct. 17 scientific program highlights, AAO-MEACO 2010 Joint Meeting At the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) "“ Middle East-Africa Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO) Joint Meeting today, researchers report progress on two top eye disease challenges: treating advanced "dry" age-related macular degeneration, and preventing blindness in people with diabetes. The Joint Meeting is in session October 16 through 19 at McCormick Place, Chicago. The AAO-MEACO meeting is the world's largest,...

2010-10-14 09:47:05

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- What if splurging on desert didn't just give you those extra pounds around your waist? More evidence of accumulating fat around the mid-section explains why some Americans have a higher risk of diabetes a new study shows. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that over 18 million people have diabetes in the U.S. Researchers at the University College London, the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London and RAND corporation got together to explain why...

2010-10-08 01:47:12

Patients who cannot discuss their diabetes with a doctor in their own language may have poorer health outcomes, even when interpreter services are available, according to a new study by researchers at UCSF and the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research. The study found that, among Latino diabetes patients with limited English skills, those seen by non-Spanish speaking doctors were nearly twice as likely to have poor control of their blood sugar than those whose doctors spoke Spanish. Findings...

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2010-09-29 21:11:02

Findings unchanged after adjustment for obesity and other diabetes risk factorsA national epidemiologic study finds a strong, consistent correlation between adult diabetes and particulate air pollution that persists after adjustment for other risk factors like obesity and ethnicity, report researchers from Children's Hospital Boston. The relationship was seen even at exposure levels below the current EPA safety limit.The report, published in the October issue of Diabetes Care, is among the...

2010-09-29 12:38:00

GORDONSVILLE, Va., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Some of the leading experts in the field of Diabetes research will gather in Charlottesville this week for the first annual Manning Diabetes Symposium at the University of Virginia. The event is named for entrepreneur Paul Manning and his wife Diane Manning, whose foundation, The Focus to Cure Diabetes Foundation, and extraordinary commitment to the battle against the disease has seen the couple donate more than $5 million to diabetes research...

2010-09-29 09:38:00

Findings unchanged after adjustment for obesity and other diabetes risk factors BOSTON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A national epidemiologic study finds a strong, consistent correlation between adult diabetes and particulate air pollution that persists after adjustment for other risk factors like obesity and ethnicity, report researchers from Children's Hospital Boston. The relationship was seen even at exposure levels below the current EPA safety limit. The report, published in...

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2010-09-23 06:37:37

A large study has determined that smokers have a heightened risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Researchers found that initially diabetes-free smokers were more likely to develop the disease over the next 14 years.  The team used a national health insurance database of the medical records of over 1.2 million Korean adults. The odds of being diagnosed with diabetes generally increased for men with the intensity of their smoking.  Men who lit up at least 20 times a day were 55...


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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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