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2009-10-26 23:31:28

A cellular protein from a family involved in several human diseases is crucial for the proper production and release of insulin, new research has found, suggesting that the protein might play a role in diabetes. Mice lacking the ClC-3 channel, a passageway that allows negatively-charged chloride ions to pass through cell membranes, have only one-fifth the circulating insulin of normal mice, according to research published this month in the journal Cell Metabolism. Researchers Deborah Nelson...

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2009-06-30 12:52:52

New studies of 300,000 patients released on Friday suggested the Sanofi-Aventis' insulin drug Lantus might raise the risk of cancer, Reuters reported. Dr. Louis Philipson of the University of Chicago Medical Center told Reuters he believes the "deluge is about to hit". Lantus, known generically as glargine insulin, is an artificial form of insulin called an insulin analog that is used by millions of people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes to control their blood sugar. It had listed sales of...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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