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Crunching the Numbers: Researchers Use Math in Search for Diabetes Cure

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New research by mathematics Professor Richard Bertram has successfully reactivated oscillations in insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells — one of the first necessary steps to resurrecting the dormant cells and restoring the production of insulin.

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Platypus Venom Could Hold Key to Diabetes Treatment

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Australian researchers have discovered remarkable evolutionary changes to insulin regulation in two of the nation's most iconic native animal species – the platypus and the echidna – which could pave the way for new treatments for type 2 diabetes in humans.

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Protecting Your Vision: An Overview of Diabetes and Eye Health

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Loss of vision is one of the many dreaded complications of diabetes. Over 5.3 million Americans suffer from diabetes-related retinal disease or diabetic retinopathy. After 20 years of living with diabetes, nearly all type 1 diabetics will have some degree of diabetic retinopathy, as will approximately 60 percent of type 2 diabetics. Some of these patients will experience significant vision loss.

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Biologist Awarded Diabetes Research Prize for Studies of Fat Cells

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Columbia University has awarded the 2016 Naomi Berrie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Diabetes Research to Peter Arner, MD, PhD, a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Karolinska Institute, whose studies on the turnover of fat tissue in the human body has revealed processes that contribute to obesity and diabetes.

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nucelation, phase transition, Matter, thermodynamic phases, nucleation process, Oligomers, Anđela Šarić, Thomas C. T. Michaels, Alessio Zaccone, Tuomas P.J. Knowles, Daan Frenkel, University College London, University Of Cambridge, Harvard University, The Journal Of Chemical Physics

From Champagne Bubbles, Dance Parties and Disease to New Nanomaterials

Nucleation processes are a first step in the structural rearrangement involved in the phase transition of matter: a liquid morphing into a gas, a gas becoming a liquid and so on. Understanding this process is critical for preventing, halting or treating cases of nucleation processes gone wrong -- such as in human disease. Now, a team of researchers have made headway toward understanding this problem from a molecular point of view in a new study, which they discuss in this week’s The Journal of Chemical Physics.

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Protein That Protects During Stress Sheds Light on How Diabetes Drug Prevents Tumors

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have identified a previously unknown mechanism that helps fortify the structure and tight junctions between epithelial cells — a basic cell type that lines various body cavities and organs throughout the body, forming a protective barrier against toxins, pathogens and inflammatory triggers. Breaches of this barrier can provoke organ dysfunction and development of tumors.

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UF/IFAS Extension Helps Floridians ‘Take Charge’ of Diabetes

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Take Charge of Your Diabetes covers most aspects of diabetes self-care, and is offered by UF/IFAS Extension county faculty in collaboration with local health professionals who specialize in diabetes management. Participants attend nine weekly sessions and at least two follow-up meetings to encourage their continued adherence to best practices for good blood glucose control and to check their progress.

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Three Risk Factors Suggest a Reduction in Healthy Renal Function in Patients with Diabetes

Patients with diabetes and suffering from acute kidney injury (AKI), proteinuria and uncontrolled blood sugar experience a sharp reduction in the number of years they have healthy renal function before being forced onto dialysis, according to researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine.

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Woman Who Lost Vision to Diabetes Shares Experience to Raise Awareness

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It was Labor Day 2015 when Rosetta Ivey-Foster, a 76-year-old retired bank clerk, learned first-hand how quickly diabetes can deteriorate vision. Swift action restored most of her eyesight.

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Endocrinologist and Diabetes Expert Available to Discuss Diabetes Awareness, Prevention and Management

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Low Blood Glucose Levels in Hospitalized Patients Linked to Increased Mortality Risk

In hospitalized patients, low blood sugar—also known as hypoglycemia—is associated with increased short- and long-term mortality risk, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Early Detection a Key Factor in Fight Against Type 2 Diabetes

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Roughly 86 million Americans have prediabetes, and the vast majority of them don’t even know they have it. But the progression from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes is not inevitable, and there’s a simple blood test that can determine whether a person’s blood glucose levels need attention.

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Researching Proinsulin Misfolding to Understand Diabetes

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According to the World Health Organization, 422 million adults across the globe have diabetes. To help the growing patient population, researchers at the University of Michigan are going down to the molecular level. Here, they’re trying to determine what makes cells in the diabetic pancreas less efficient in generating insulin molecules.

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Better Definition of ‘Pre-Diabetes’ Can Help Identify Those at Risk for Long-Term Complications

Defining pre-diabetes based on hemoglobin A1C, a common test that determines a long-term average blood sugar level, is the most accurate predictor of who will go on to develop long-term complications from diabetes, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.

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diabetic kidney disease, Nephrology, Bioinformatics, Kidney Disease, Endocrinology, Diabetes

New Bioinformatic Analysis Reveals Role of Proteins in Diabetic Kidney Disease

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A new bioinformatic framework developed by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine has identified key proteins significantly altered at the gene-expression level in biopsied tissue from patients with diabetic kidney disease, a result that may reveal new therapeutic targets.

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Invention Could Help Diabetics with Safer, Surer Insulin Injections

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The design is confidential, but essentially the device substitutes for the second hand, producing a bulge that holds the insulin needle stable in the subcutaneous fat.

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Winter Conception Increases Mothers' Diabetes Risk

Research led by the University of Adelaide has found that women whose babies are conceived in winter are more likely to develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy, increasing a range of risk factors for both child and mother.

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Asian Americans Are at High Risk for Diabetes but Rarely Get Screened

Asian Americans have a high prevalence of undiagnosed diabetes. Less than half of Asian Americans who ought to be screened for type 2 diabetes actually get tested. They are the racial and ethnic group least likely, by far, to undergo recommended screening.

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Non-Invasive Blood Glucose Monitoring Device for People with Diabetes in Development

People with diabetes are one step closer to more easily checking their blood glucose levels with a non-invasive device for detecting and monitoring blood glucose levels, which is currently in development. The hand-held breathalyzer device detects acetone, which has been linked to high blood glucose levels in the breath. The research is being presented at the 2016 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition, the world’s largest pharmaceutical sciences meeting. The meeting is taking place in Denver Nov. 13–17.

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Biology, Diabetes, TYPE-2 DIABETES, Insulin, Nerve Growth Factor

Research Shows Nerve Growth Protein Controls Blood Sugar

Biologists demonstrate the workings of a biochemical pathway that helps control glucose in the bloodstream, a development that could potentially lead to treatments for diabetes.







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