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2012-05-07 20:36:55

Experiments show that metformin blocks uveitis in laboratory rats University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers have discovered that a drug already prescribed to millions of people with diabetes could also have another important use: treating one of the world's leading causes of blindness. In laboratory rat and cell-culture experiments, the scientists found that metformin, which is commonly used to control blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes, also substantially reduced...

Study Suggests Metformin Alone Not Enough To Treat Diabetic Kids
2012-04-30 04:30:00

A new study, published Sunday in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), reveals that a combination treatment may be the best way to treat type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents. In an April 29 press release, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), the division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) which funded the study, stated that a combination of the medications metformin and rosiglitazone was more effective in treating youngsters...

Aspirin Ingredient Triggers Possible Cancer, Diabetes-Fighting Protein
2012-04-21 05:25:56

An international team of scientists has discovered a link between the active ingredient in aspirin and a protein which helps regulate cell growth and metabolism -- a link which could mean that the same anti-inflammatory medication and pain reliever might potentially be able to help treat cancer and prevent Type 2 Diabetes. Those researchers, who hail from at McMaster University in Canada; the University of Dundee in Scotland, and the University of Melbourne in Australia, have discovered...

2012-04-20 10:18:32

Comparison of metformin and insulin versus insulin alone for Type 2 diabetes: Systematic review of randomized clinical trials with meta-analyses and trial sequential analyses Patients suffering from type 2 diabetes may not benefit from taking both an oral glucose lowering drug (metformin) and insulin instead of insulin alone, a study published on bmj.com claims. The researchers say the combination leads to better blood sugar control, less weight gain and less need for insulin. However,...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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