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‘Rewiring’ metabolism in insulin-producing cells may aid Type 2 diabetes treatment

Researchers have discovered a previously unknown way that pancreatic cells decide how much insulin to secrete. It could provide a promising new target to develop drugs for boosting insulin production in people with Type 2 diabetes. In a pair of papers recently published in Cell Metabolism, scientists from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and their colleagues point to […]

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Chemicals in your living room cause diabetes

A new UC Riverside study shows flame retardants found in nearly every American home cause mice to give birth to offspring that become diabetic. These flame retardants, called PBDEs, have been associated with diabetes in adult humans. This study demonstrates that PBDEs cause diabetes in mice only exposed to the chemical through their mothers. “The […]

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U of A-led research maps gene functions in pancreas cells that lead to diabetes

A team of researchers led by a University of Alberta pharmacology professor has mapped the function and gene expression of individual insulin-producing cells within the human pancreas, opening new paths of research for diagnosing and treating diabetes. “There’s been a lot of excitement the last few years about understanding how pancreatic beta cells make insulin,” said Patrick MacDonald, […]

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U of A-led research maps gene functions in pancreas cells that lead to diabetes

A team of researchers led by a University of Alberta pharmacology professor has mapped the function and gene expression of individual insulin-producing cells within the human pancreas, opening new paths of research for diagnosing and treating diabetes. “There’s been a lot of excitement the last few years about understanding how pancreatic beta cells make insulin,” said Patrick MacDonald, […]

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Machine learning helps predicting the risk of cardiovascular disease for diabetes patients

People suffering from type 2 diabetes are much more likely to develop a cardiovascular disease. This is, of course, very sad and health professionals cannot predict which patients will develop heart conditions and which ones will avoid them. Now scientists from the University of Sydney used machine learning to develop a model, which can help […]

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Machine learning helps predicting the risk of cardiovascular disease for diabetes patients

People suffering from type 2 diabetes are much more likely to develop a cardiovascular disease. This is, of course, very sad and health professionals cannot predict which patients will develop heart conditions and which ones will avoid them. Now scientists from the University of Sydney used machine learning to develop a model, which can help […]

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Polycystic ovary syndrome increases risk for gestational diabetes and hypertensive disorders

A recent study by researchers at McGill University has identified polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an independent risk factor for gestational diabetes and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. The condition, known to lead to multiple reproductive complications, including infertility, affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age. PCOS was already known for its association to other […]

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Polycystic ovary syndrome increases risk for gestational diabetes and hypertensive disorders

A recent study by researchers at McGill University has identified polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an independent risk factor for gestational diabetes and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. The condition, known to lead to multiple reproductive complications, including infertility, affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age. PCOS was already known for its association to other […]

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Clues from Diabetes | Technology Org

A multicenter observational study in Italy suggests that sitagliptin, a drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to lower blood sugar in type 2 diabetes, cuts mortality in diabetic patients hospitalized with COVID-19. Results from the study, which involved seven hospitals during the first surge of COVID-19 cases in spring 2020 and was led by Paolo […]

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Raised blood pressure and diabetes alter brain structure to slow thinking speed and memory

In a new study published neuroscientists at Oxford University have found that raised blood pressure and diabetes in mid-life alter brain structure to slow thinking speed and memory. Looking at results from 22,000 volunteers in the UK Biobank who underwent brain scanning, the scientists found that raised blood pressure and diabetes significantly impaired the brain’s […]