Discovery May Lead To New Approaches To Cancer, Neurodegeneration, Growth Defects And Diabetes

Tweet Cells develop and thrive by turning genes on and off as needed in a precise pattern, a process known as regulated gene transcription. In a paper published in the Journal of Neuroscience, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine say this process is even more complex than previously thought, with regulated genes actually relocated to other, more conducive places...
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Using Tears To Monitor Diabetes Blood Sugar Levels

Tweet Rather than going through the cumbersome and sometimes painful routine of drawing blood, diabetes patients may be able to use their tears, researchers from the University of Michigan reported in Analytical Chemistry. In animal studies, the scientists found that glucose levels from the tears of rabbits could accurately measure blood glucose (sugar) levels using an electrochemical sensor device....
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Vitamin D reduces by half the risk of diabetes

Tweet Scientists, having considered the results of 19 studies found that people with a daily dose of vitamin D in the diet of more than 500 IU, the level of risk of type 2 diabetes was 13% lower compared to those whose dose was 200 IU per day. Having analyzed the data on the composition of the blood of these patients, the researchers concluded that people with high content of vitamin D in the blood...
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Diabetes Risk 80% Lower For Those With Multiple Good Lifestyle Factors, Compared To Those With Worst

Tweet Individuals with good lifestyle factors, such as not over-consuming alcohol, eating a healthy diet, doing exercise, not smoking and being of normal weight, are 80% less likely to develop Diabetes Type 2 over an 11-year period, compared to those with bad lifestyle factors, researchers from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, and National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland,...
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Trastuzumab Raises Risk Of Heart Problems In The Elderly With History Of Heart Disease Or Diabetes

Tweet The first study to investigate the effect of the breast cancer drug trastuzumab (Herceptin) on heart and vascular function in elderly patients has found that it increases the risk of heart problems, particularly in women with a history of heart disease, diabetes or both. Authors of the study, published in the cancer journal, Annals of Oncology today [1], looked at records for 45 women aged between...
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Hit Gym, Resistance Training To Lower Diabetes Type 2 Risk

Tweet It seems that hitting the gym and resistance training may not only keep you fit and looking smart, but also will lower your risk of type 2 diabetes. People who are overweight are more likely to have insulin resistance, because fat interferes with the body’s ability to use insulin. Type 2 diabetes usually occurs gradually. Most people with the disease are overweight at the time of diagnosis....
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Lack Of Access To Blood Testing Supplies A Worry For Many UK Diabetes Type 2 Patients

Tweet One in every 7 patients with diabetes type 2 in the United Kingdom either does not have access to test strips, or has had his/her supplies reduced over the last 24 months. Not having access to proper supplies is a source of anxiety and worry for the majority of these patients, according to the Diabetes.co.uk April 2011 Survey. The authors of the survey report say that their findings go completely...
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Shedding Light On Diabetes Trends In Alberta

Tweet The Alberta Diabetes Surveillance System was created in 2006 in partnership between Alberta Health and Wellness and the Institute of Health Economics. Led by Jeff Johnson in the University of Alberta’s School of Public Health, the group has been identifying trends in diabetes, its associated health conditions and monitoring trends in accessing health-care services and has published a comprehensive...
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Increased Diabetes Risk From Hormone Deprivation Therapy For Prostate Cancer

Tweet Men with prostate cancer are at higher risk of developing diabetes or diabetes risk factors if they receive androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) to block the production or action of male hormones that can fuel the growth of this cancer. The results of this new study on the second-most common cancer in men were presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society’s 93rd Annual Meeting in Boston. “These...
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Artificial Pancreas Shows Promise In Overnight Glucose Control For Adults With Diabetes Type 1

Tweet Adults with diabetes type 1 who use an artificial pancreas – closed loop insulin delivery – may have better blood glucose control during sleep and a lower risk of glucose levels suddenly plummeting during the night (hypoglycemia), researchers from the University of Cambridge, England, revealed in the BMJ (British Medical Journal). Diabetes type 1 incidence is growing at 3% per year,...
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