A University of California, San Diego School of Medicine randomized controlled trial of obese adults with type 2 diabetes suggests that participants enrolled in a community-based structured weight loss program are able to shed more pounds, improve blood sugar control and reduce or eliminate insulin use and other medications compared to a control group.
– University of California, San Diego Health Sciences|4/23/2014 10:00 AM EDT
For many patients, managing diabetes successfully requires mealtime insulin dose adjustments to keep blood sugar levels in the normal range. A new initiative is launching a smartphone app and other decision-making tools to make this task easier for patients and their primary care providers.
– Endocrine Society|4/23/2014 9:15 AM EDT
Following a Protein’s Travel Inside Cells Is a Key to Improving Patient Monitoring and Drug Development
Virginia Tech chemical engineer Chang Lu and his colleagues have used a National Science Foundation grant to develop a technique to detect subcellular location of a protein.
– Virginia Tech (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)|4/23/2014 8:00 AM EDT
MRI sensor that enables long-term monitoring of oxygen levels could aid cancer diagnosis and treatment.
– Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT|4/23/2014 8:00 AM EDT
A team of scientists led by a researcher from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore has identified the cancer specific stem cell which causes gastric cancer. This discovery opens up the possibility of developing new drugs for the treatment of this disease and other types of cancers.
– National University of Singapore|4/23/2014 3:50 AM EDT
Hospital for Special Surgery Sports Medicine Symposium to Offer Latest Information on Medical Advances, Best Practices, Rehabilitation
Renowned orthopedic physicians and rehabilitation staff of Hospital for Special Surgery, along with distinguished guest lecturers, will offer the most up-to-date information on medical advances, best practices and rehabilitation techniques for recreational and professional athletes with a wide range of sports injuries.
– Hospital for Special Surgery|4/22/2014 10:00 PM EDT
Cougars may have survived the mass extinction that took place about 12,000 years ago because they were not particular about what they ate, unlike their more finicky cousins the saber-tooth cat and American lion who perished, according a new analysis of the microscopic wear marks on the teeth of fossil cougars, saber-tooth cats and American lions.
– Vanderbilt University|4/22/2014 7:05 PM EDT
University of Utah Health Care Online Physician Reviews Continue to Lead Transparency Efforts in Academic Medicine
University of Utah Health Care watched web traffic to its online physician profiles skyrocket after implementing online physician reviews, analytics show
– University of Utah Health Sciences|4/22/2014 6:00 PM EDT
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