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Missing sugar molecule raises diabetes risk in humans

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego say an evolutionary gene mutation that occurred in human millions of years ago and our subsequent inability to produce a specific kind o...

Convenient blood test not as effective for diagnosing diabetes in children

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Doctors are increasingly using a convenient blood glucose test for diagnosing diabetes and pre-diabetes, but a study by the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital shows it's not the best way to diagnose diabetes ...

Healthy lifestyle, positive attitude can help improve patient outcomes

Joint replacement patients who improve their lifestyle and maintain a positive mindset prior to surgery are more likely to have better functional outcomes than those who do not, according to research presented today at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the...

Medication education key to successful adherence in patients with diabetes

Researchers at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of California, San Diego say that medication education is a key factor in helping patients with diabetes better stick to their drug treatments plans. The stu...

Johns Hopkins scientists crack genetic code for form of pancreatic cancer

Scientists at Johns Hopkins have deciphered the genetic code for a type of pancreatic cancer, called neuroendocrine or islet cell tumors. The work, described online in the Jan. 20 issue of Science Express, shows that patients whose tumors have certa...

Scientists discover new mechanism for controlling blood sugar level

Medical scientists at the University of Leicester have identified for the first time a new way in which our body controls the levels of sugar in our blood following a meal. They have discovered the part played by a particular protein in helpi...

HIV drugs interfere with blood sugar, lead to insulin resistance

The same powerful drugs that have extended the lives of countless people with HIV come with a price -- insulin resistance that can lead to diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Lo...

JDRF clinical panel recommends next steps for artificial pancreas clinical testing

Diabetes experts at a meeting convened by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) took the next step in advancing efforts toward the development of an artificial pancreas: putting forth clinical recomm...

Circuit regulating anti-diabetic actions of serotonin uncovered by UT Southwestern researchers

DALLAS -- Nov. 11, 2010 -- New findings by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center suggest that serotonin -- a brain chemical known to help regulate emotion, mood and sleep -- might also have anti-diabetic properties. The findings, app...

Brain might be key to leptin’s actions against type 1 diabetes,...

DALLAS -- Oct. 20, 2010 -- New findings by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers suggest a novel role for the brain in mediating beneficial actions of the hormone leptin in type 1 diabetes. "Our findings really pave the way for understand...

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