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2012-08-13 22:07:20

A popular class of diabetes drugs increases patients' risk of bladder cancer, according to a new study published online this month in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that patients taking thiazolidinedione (TZDs) drugs — which account for up to 20 percent of the drugs prescribed to diabetics in the United States -- are two to three times more likely to develop bladder cancer than those...

2012-07-05 22:43:04

The discovery is an important step toward therapies that aim to repair the brain not by introducing new stem cells but rather by spurring those that are already present into action, says the study's lead author Freda Miller of the University of Toronto-affiliated Hospital for Sick Children. The fact that it's a drug that is so widely used and so safe makes the news all that much better. Earlier work by Miller's team highlighted a pathway known as aPKC-CBP for its essential role in telling...

2012-06-28 20:20:58

Intensive early treatment of type 2 diabetes slows down progression of the disease by preserving the body´s insulin-producing capacity, a UT Southwestern study has shown. “We can potentially change the course of this prevalent disease, which would represent a breakthrough,” said Dr. Ildiko Lingvay, assistant professor of internal medicine and author of the study published online in Diabetes Care. “The intensive treatment regimen we propose is different from the...