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Genes hold the key to birth weight

Genes hold the key to birth weight A large genetic study revealing new insights about how genes influence birth weight could eventually help ensure babies are born at a healthy weight. University of Queensland scientists have helped identify 190 links ...

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New pill can deliver insulin

An MIT-led research team has developed a drug capsule that could be used to deliver oral doses of insulin. Image: Felice Frankel New pill can deliver insulin Capsule that releases insulin in the stomach could replace injections for patients with ...

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Toxic proteins and type 2 diabetes

Fluorescently-tagged IAPP oligomers can be seen trafficking through yeast cells. Image: Can Kayatekin/Whitehead Institute   Toxic proteins and type 2 diabetes Whitehead Institute study in yeast illuminates the role of a molecular de-clogger in disease biology. Nicole Davis Nearly half ...

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Sub-Saharan Africa diabetes threat

Photo Alisha Vargas via Flickr.   Sub-Saharan Africa diabetes threat As sub-Saharan countries struggle with the current burden of diabetes, new estimates suggest that costs associated with the disease could more than double and may reach up to US$59.3 billion ...

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EETs contribute to insulin sensitivity

  EETs contribute to insulin sensitivity by Leigh MacMillan Obesity, hypertension and type 2 diabetes are associated with insulin resistance and vascular dysfunction, but causal factors for these associations remain unclear. Ambra Pozzi, Ph.D., James Luther, M.D., MSCI, and colleagues ...

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Making human beta cells reproduce

  Making human beta cells reproduce by Leslie Sedgeman A hallmark of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes is loss of insulin-producing cells (beta cells) within the pancreatic islet. Therefore, restoring normal beta cell mass by identifying molecules (mitogens) capable ...

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