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2010-12-01 21:15:03

SRC-1 (steroid receptor coactivator) orchestrates glucose production in the liver, regulating the activity of a cascade of enzymes that turns sugar production on and off in the liver, said Baylor College of Medicine and Duke University Medical Center researchers in a report that appears in the current issue of Cell Metabolism. "As we achieve a better understanding of gluconeogenesis (production of glucose) in the liver, we can look for new ways to treat metabolic diseases such as type 2...

2010-11-19 13:09:59

Joint press release from NWO and TU Delft Researcher Jean-Paul Meijnen has 'trained' bacteria to convert all the main sugars in vegetable, fruit and garden waste efficiently into high-quality environmentally friendly products such as bioplastics. He will be defending his doctoral thesis on this topic, which was carried out in the context of the NWO B-Basic programme, at TU Delft on Monday 22 November 2010. There is considerable interest in bioplastics nowadays. The technical problems...

2010-11-15 10:24:00

BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spherix Incorporated (Nasdaq: SPEX), an innovator in biotechnology for therapy in diabetes and the metabolic syndrome, and a provider of technical and regulatory consulting services to food, supplement, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, today reported results for the three months ended September 30, 2010. Recent and Upcoming Highlights Pharmaceutical Development Announced exploration of D-tagatose as a treatment for high...

2010-11-12 08:07:58

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Consumption of fructose-rich beverages, such as sugar-sweetened sodas and orange juice is associated with an increased risk of gout among women. Gout is an incredibly ppainful type of arthritis. "The increasing disease burden of gout in the United States over the last few decades (e.g., an annual incidence of 16/100,000 in 1977 vs. 42/100,000 in 1996) coincided with a substantial increase in soft drink and fructose consumption," Hyon K. Choi, M.D., Dr.P.H., of the...

2010-11-10 14:05:35

Consumption of fructose-rich beverages, such as sugar-sweetened sodas and orange juice is associated with an increased risk of gout among women, although their contribution to the risk of gout in the population is likely modest because of the low incidence rate among women, according to a study that will appear in the November 24 print edition of JAMA. The study is being released early online to coincide with its presentation at the American College of Rheumatology annual scientific meeting....

2010-10-27 17:22:47

High doses or prolonged use of glucosamine causes the death of pancreatic cells and could increase the risk of developing diabetes, according to a team of researchers at Universit© Laval's Faculty of Pharmacy. Details of this discovery were recently published on the website of the Journal of Endocrinology. In vitro tests conducted by Professor Fr©d©ric Picard and his team revealed that glucosamine exposure causes a significant increase in mortality in insulin-producing...

2010-10-20 13:23:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Valensa International (Eustis, FL USA) and Mercola Health Resources, LLC (Hoffman Estates, IL) announced today that they have entered into a license and supply agreement that provides Mercola Health Resources with Valensa's new Flex Pro ES(TM) joint health formulation. With one tablet a day, Flex Pro ES is designed to provide both near- and long-term support of joint health featuring four proven joint health ingredients -- Zanthin(R) Natural...

2010-10-11 15:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- 70-year-old neurosurgeon Dr. Joe Maroon, MD, competed in the Ford Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii this past weekend, finishing in 15:40:31, cutting 17 minutes off his 2008 time. This was the 7th Ironman for Dr. Maroon, who credits his endurance to a healthy Mediterranean diet supplemented with D-Ribose, fish oil, resveratrol, COQ-10, alpha lipoic acid and Longevity Factor multi-vitamins, all available at GNC. "I have been using D-ribose,...

2010-09-29 00:00:00

OKAYAMA, Japan, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Hayashibara Biochemical Laboratories, Inc. based in Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture, Japan, has confirmed that the naturally-derived functional saccharide trehalose has the effect of inhibiting fat cell hypertrophy. The finding will be presented to the 31st conference of the Japan Society for the Study of Obesity (JASSO), scheduled to be held at Maebashi Terrsa in Gunma Prefecture on October 1 and 2. << Focuses >> - Confirmation of...

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2010-09-18 06:39:06

According to a study by Swiss scientists, two supplements taken by millions of people around the globe for joint pain do not work and health authorities or insurers should not pay for the drugs. The supplements, glucosamine and chondroitin, are either taken on their own or in combination to help reduce the pain that is caused by osteoarthritis in the hips and knees. However, Swiss researchers found that there was "no clinically relevant effect" of chondroitin or glucosamine on joint pain....


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kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'