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Stem Cells: New 3-D Method to Grow Miniature Pancreas

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Photo: Pancreas [17/10/2013] Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have successfully developed an innovative 3D method to grow miniature pancreas from progenitor cells. The future goal is to use this model to help in the fight against diabetes. Stem Cells: New 3-D Method to Grow Miniature Pancreas - Read more

Underestimated Psychological Burdens from Diabetes

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Photo: Blood sugar measurement [08/10/2013] The OECD countries have 83 million people suffering from diabetes; by 2030 this figure will increase to 100 million. The massive psychosocial effects of the disease on diabetics and their families are largely underestimated.Underestimated Psychological Burdens from Diabetes - Read more

Skin: Important Wound-Healing Process Discovered

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[01/10/2013] Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered an important process by which special immune cells in the skin help heal wounds.Skin: Important Wound-Healing Process Discovered - Read more

Type 1 Diabetes: New Islet Cell Transplant Procedure

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Foto: Diabetes [26/09/2013] The latest approach to islet transplantation, in which clusters of insulin-producing cells known as islets are transplanted from a donor pancreas into another person's liver, has produced substantially improved results for patients with type 1 diabetes.Type 1 Diabetes: New Islet Cell Transplant Procedure - Read more

Stress: Great Strain for Parents with Chronically Ill Child

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Foto: Ill Child [25/09/2013] The extra demands on parents of chronically ill children cause stress that affects the whole family, according to a systematic review conducted by Case Western Reserve University researchers that also explored what factors in the child's care most contribute to the added strain.Stress: Great Strain for Parents with Chronically Ill Child - Read more

Diabetes: Cancer Drug Could Help Treatment

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Photo: Syringe [16/09/2013] A pair of studies by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine has identified a molecular pathway involved in the development of diabetes. Furthermore, they have found that a drug already approved for use in humans can regulate the pathway. Diabetes: Cancer Drug Could Help Treatment - Read more

Diabetes: MRI May Predict Heart Attack And Stroke Risk

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Photo: MRI [11/09/2013] Whole-body MRI may serve as a valuable noninvasive tool for assessing the risk of heart attack and stroke in diabetic patients. Diabetes: MRI May Predict Heart Attack And Stroke Risk - Read more

Cataract: People After Surgery Live Longer

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Photo: Patient [06/09/2013] People with cataract-related vision loss who have had cataract surgery to improve their sight are living longer than those with visual impairment who chose not to have the procedure, according to an Australian cohort study.Cataract: People After Surgery Live Longer - Read more

Antibiotics: Risk of Severe Blood Sugar Swings

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Photo: Blood sugar [15/08/2013] Diabetic patients taking oral fluoroquinolones, a class of antibiotics, were found to have a higher risk of severe blood sugar-related problems than diabetic patients taking other kinds of antibiotics.Antibiotics: Risk of Severe Blood Sugar Swings - Read more

Diagnostics: Saliva Samples Can Reveal Serious Illnesses

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Photo: Saliva test [30/07/2013] Current research at Malmö University’s Faculty of Odontology shows that cancer and other serious illnesses leave traces of their presence in patients’ saliva.Diagnostics: Saliva Samples Can Reveal Serious Illnesses - Read more