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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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Diabetes mellitus

Diabetes mellitus refers to a group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood glucose, commonly called blood sugar. Glucose is vital to your health because it’s an important source of energy for the cells that make up your ...

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Diabetes Raises Liver Cancer Risk

People with type 2 diabetes might be at somewhat higher risk of developing liver cancer, according to a large, long-term study. The research suggests that those with type 2 diabetes have about two to three times greater risk of developing ...

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