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2014-08-09 05:53:39

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Diabetes increasingly is becoming one of America’s most dangerous diseases. Many die every year from diabetes-related complications including heart attack and stroke. According to the National Institutes of Health 2014 National Diabetes Statistics Report, 29.1 million people in the United States have diabetes, both diagnosed and undiagnosed. That is 9.3 percent of the population. Of that, 21 million have been diagnosed while a...

2014-06-10 20:21:55

Broad Institute researchers and collaborators harness whole-exome sequencing in study of 4,000 Latin Americans; reveal gene variant of strong effect that might guide treatment CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and MEXICO CITY, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the largest study of its kind published to date, an international team of researchers in Mexico and the United States has discovered a strong genetic risk factor for type 2 diabetes that primarily affects Latin American patients, but is rare elsewhere....

2014-04-29 17:04:05

Type 2 diabetes may be associated with brain degeneration, according to a new multicenter study published online in the journal Radiology. The study also found that, contrary to common clinical belief, diabetes may not be directly associated with small vessel ischemic disease, where the brain does not receive enough oxygenated blood. "We found that patients having more severe diabetes had less brain tissue, suggesting brain atrophy," said lead author R. Nick Bryan, M.D., Ph.D., professor...

Genetic Mutation Found That Lowers Odds Of Developing Diabetes
2014-03-03 13:18:59

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A massive new study from a team of international researchers has identified mutations in a gene that can significantly reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes – regardless of risk factors such as old age and being overweight. Seen in patients from multiple ethnic groups, the results showed a drug that imitates the influence of these mutations could be effectively used around the world. In the study published in Nature Genetics...

2014-01-15 14:38:58

Despite having mild hyperglycemia for approximately 50 years, patients with a mutation in the gene encoding the enzyme glucokinase had a low prevalence of clinically significant vascular complications, findings that provide insights into the risks associated with isolated mild hyperglycemia, according to a study in the January 15 issue of JAMA. "In both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, hyperglycemia [abnormally high blood sugar] is associated with microvascular complications over time....

2013-03-08 00:55:25

Genetic insulin secretion defect linked to rapid onset of type 2 diabetes after birth Women who were diagnosed with gestational diabetes during pregnancy face a significantly higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in the future, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). The prospective cohort study tracked 843 women who were diagnosed with gestational diabetes between 1996 and 2003 at...

2012-02-09 23:52:22

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia researcher is co-leader of international study The largest genetics study to date of type 2 diabetes (T2D) has identified new gene variants associated with risk for the common metabolic disease. An international scientific consortium, studying multiethnic populations, uncovered genes that may point to biological targets for developing more effective drugs for T2D. Multiple genes and environmental factors interact with T2D, which affects nearly 300...

2012-01-27 17:15:00

Type 2 diabetes is a common disorder in the United States, with over 8 percent of the general population or more than 20 million people affected by it. Additionally, over 40 million people in the US have a condition called pre-diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance, which can transform into full-blown diabetes over time (National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion). (PRWEB) January 27, 2012 Type 2 diabetes is a common disorder in the United States, with over 8...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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