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Diabetics: Biochip Measures Glucose in Saliva, Not Blood

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[25/01/2012] Engineers at Brown University have designed a biological device that can measure glucose concentrations in human saliva. The technique could eliminate the need for diabetics to draw blood to check their glucose levels.Diabetics: Biochip Measures Glucose in Saliva, Not Blood - Read more

Overweight Adults: Diet Rich in Slowly Digested Carbs Reduces Markers of Inflammation

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[13/01/2012] Among overweight and obese adults, a diet rich in slowly digested carbohydrates, such as whole grains, legumes and other high-fibre foods, significantly reduces markers of inflammation associated with chronic disease, according to a new study by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre.Overweight Adults: Diet Rich in Slowly Digested Carbs Reduces Markers of Inflammation - Read more

Cardiovascular Disease: Unique Protein Organisation in Arteries

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[10/01/2012] Human arteries stiffen as a person ages. This stiffening is a factor in cardiovascular disease because it contributes to the circulatory complications in disorders such as high blood pressure and diabetes. University of Missouri researchers have now used advanced 3-D microscopic imaging technology to identify and monitor the proteins involved in this stiffening process.Cardiovascular Disease: Unique Protein Organisation in Arteries - Read more

Diabetes: Controlling Blood Pressure is Crucial, but Not Urgent

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[09/01/2012] A new study of University of Chicago suggests that middle-aged adults recently diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension have time to try to learn how to control their high blood pressure without medications, but not too much time.Diabetes: Controlling Blood Pressure is Crucial, but Not Urgent - Read more

Children: Gestational Diabetes and Low Socioeconomic Status Raise Risk of ADHD

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[03/01/2012] In the first study of its kind, researchers at Queens College and Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that low socioeconomic status (SES) and maternal gestational diabetes together may cause a 14-fold increased risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in six year olds.Children: Gestational Diabetes and Low Socioeconomic Status Raise Risk of ADHD - Read more

DNA: Video Game Players Advancing Genetic Research

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[07/12/2011] Thousands of video game players have helped significantly advance our understanding of the genetic basis of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, diabetes and cancer over the past year. They are the users of a web-based video game developed by Doctor Jérôme Waldispuhl of the McGill School of Computer Science.DNA: Video Game Players Advancing Genetic Research - Read more

Widespread Diseases: Fighting Fat with Fat

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[30/11/2011] Coordinated by the German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ), a European research consortium is searching for ways to use brown fat tissue for combating widespread diseases such as type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome.Widespread Diseases: Fighting Fat with Fat - Read more

Metformin: Diabetes Drug Shows Promise in Reducing Risk of Cancer

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[29/11/2011] An inexpensive drug that treats Type-2 diabetes has been shown to prevent a number of natural and man-made chemicals from stimulating the growth of breast cancer cells, according to a study by a Michigan State University researcher.Metformin: Diabetes Drug Shows Promise in Reducing Risk of Cancer - Read more

Neuropathic Pain: “Nerves cannot be compared with telephone wires“

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[22/11/2011] Chronic neuropathic pain has many reasons and is often poorly diagnosed - at the same time, the origin of the pain has not been fully understood. Therefore scientific pain research has been trying to analyse specific neuropathic pain for some time.Neuropathic Pain: “Nerves cannot be compared with telephone wires“ - Read more

Diabetes: Brain Plays Role in Regulating Blood Sugar

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[10/11/2011] Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have demonstrated for the first time that the brain is a key player in regulating glucose metabolism in humans. The findings suggest that drugs targeting the brain and central nervous system could be a novel approach to treating diabetes.Diabetes: Brain Plays Role in Regulating Blood Sugar - Read more