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Diabetes Drug Metformin Works Differently Than Previously Believed
2013-01-07 04:40:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Metformin, the drug most frequently prescribed by doctors to treat Type 2 Diabetes, works differently than previously believed -- a discovery which could lead to new treatments that have fewer side effects. Lead researcher Dr. Morris J. Birnbaum, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism (IDOM), and an international team of scientists have discovered that, in mice, metformin...

Diabetes Drug Helps Treat Cancer
2012-12-03 20:08:50

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A common diabetes medication could help in preventing or treating ovarian cancer, according to research published in the journal CANCER. The study found that ovarian cancer patients who took the drug tended to live longer than those patients who did not take it. Previous research showed that metformin, which originated from the French Lilac plant, might have anticancer properties. In the new study, the researchers analyzed...

2012-10-16 04:01:55

The primary objective of this 22 week study is to investigate the change in glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) after receiving the new drug, as compared to those receiving a placebo. Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) October 15, 2012 In recent years, the number of patients with type 2 diabetes has continuously been increasing worldwide. According to the information published in 2009 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), the number of patients with diabetes was estimated to be 285 million...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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