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UT Southwestern receives $1.78 million grant for obesity research as part of NIH Roadmap initiative
...ity, such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes
and fatty liver disease." The Taskforce for Obesit...n significant premature cardiovascular disease and diabetes
over the next few decades," said Dr. Grundy, chairman of human nutrition. "We're trying to get a han...
16 APS exercise research highlights, from reduced flu mortality to proteomics & obesity
...EET should work as a treatment against obesity and diabetes
for both. 33.14 L. Lawrenson, et al. (University of California at San Diego) COPD patients reveal attenuated muscle plasticity following isolated quadriceps training. Findings support the restoration of skeletal muscle power and metabolic capacity...
Joslin Diabetes Center honors brothers living 70-plus years with type 1 diabetes
...ON -- Joslin Diabetes Center, the global leader in diabetes
research, care and education, will recognize broth...e led remarkable lives despite the challenges that diabetes
poses," said George L. King, M.D., director of research at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. "To pu...
Joslin researchers clarify mechanisms for beta-cell formation
...l protective response to delay the onset of type 2 diabetes
in obese and other susceptible individuals," says ... is unable to produce insulin. People with type 1 diabetes
must take daily insulin injections to survive. An estimated 18 million Americans have type 2 diabet...
New fruitfly model of diabetes has future implications for pancreatic cell transplantation
...ystem goes wrong, all-too-familiar diseases arise: diabetes
when there is too much sugar; hypoglycemia when there is too little. Because of the unexpected similarities between the insect and human pancreas, Rulifson explains that now the fly can serve as a simple model of how sugar is regulated at a very ba...
Human chromosome 5 final sequence analysis released to public
...ate and colorectal cancer, leukemia, hypertension, diabetes
and atherosclerosis. The chromosome 19 sequence was published in the April 1, 2004, issue of Nature. "I am confident that the interesting features that we have identified from this sequence information are data that the research community can trust ...
A probable cause for high blood pressure identified - shows links with diabetes
...to reduce blood pressure and diminish the onset of diabetes
while avoiding other side effects."...
Joslin President awarded medal from international diabetes organization
...dership and superior contributions in the field of diabetes
research and is the highest scientific honor award...ltered in insulin-resistant states, such as type 2 diabetes
and obesity; the impact of genetics and environment on these signaling functions; and how knowledge ...
Joslin Diabetes Center adds first affiliate in California at Irvine Medical Center
...OSTON Joslin Diabetes Center, the world leader in diabetes
research and care, announced today its affiliation...Irvine will offer the latest advances for treating diabetes
and its complications, as well as patient education and research. The venture represents the first t...
Genuine stem cells found in skin might treat hair loss, wounds
... such as some forms of blindness, or possibly even diabetes
or Parkinson's. "With debate about the cells' mutipotency within skin tissue settled, we can now ask whether the stem cells can also make other cell types in addition to hair and skin," Lowry said. "These results open the door to that possibility."...
New imaging technology at Joslin shown to detect early signs of type 1 diabetes
BOSTON - By the time overt symptoms of type 1 diabetes
appear in an individual, destruction of the insuli...ages of the inflammatory process leading to type 1 diabetes
in laboratory animals. The new findings one day may be useful for predicting whether and when diabet...
JCI table of contents: 1 September, 2004
....pdf ACCOMPANYING COMMENTARY: Why does diabetes
increase atherosclerosis? I don't know! AUTHOR CONTACT: Ira J. Goldberg Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 630 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, USA Phone: 212-305-5961; Fax: 212-305-5484; E-mail: ijg3@colum...
Researchers identify the genome's controlling elements
...that the gene will produce. Many diseases, such as diabetes
and cancer, are associated with mutated gene regulators, which is one reason why scientists are so interested in them. The problem is that very few of these regulators have been identified in any organism. Locating their landing sites is essential ...
Protemix corporation announces discovery of way to repair hearts damaged by diabetes
... to reverse heart disease in people suffering from diabetes
and may lead to a more effective intervention in a...that defective metabolism of copper in people with diabetes
is implicated in the development of heart disease. Laszarin TM , developed in New Zealand by Protemi...
Marathoning mice could have Olympian effects on obesity
... an exciting potential target for drugs that treat diabetes
and lipid disorders. The team produced a genetically engineered mouse endowed with the activated form of PPAR-delta in its skeletal muscles. The result was a dramatic increase in "non-fatiguing" or "slow twitch" muscle cells and a mouse capable of ...
Genetically-engineered 'marathon mouse' keeps on running
...h are often associated with insulin resistance and diabetes
in obese people. The marathon mice lived up to their nickname when Evans and his colleagues tested the animals' endurance on a treadmill. "When we placed these mice, which had never been run before, on a treadmill, the astonishing result was that th...
In gene regulation, small is beautiful
... gene regulation can lead to diseases ranging from diabetes
to cancer. Creating synthetic versions, known as artificial transcription factors or ATFs, could help scientists probe gene regulation and perhaps lead to new treatment approaches. Both natural transcription factors and their artificial counterparts ...
U of T study identifies possible stem cells in pancreas
...is intriguing." U of T has a proud history of both diabetes
and stem-cell research. Frederick Banting and Charles Best discovered insulin here in the 1920s, while years later, Drs. Ernest McCulloch and James Till first described the stem-cell concept. This study was supported by the Stem Cell Network and the ...
Gene associatied with lupus identified
... has also now been associated with risk for type 1 diabetes
and rheumatoid arthritis. The study is published in the September edition of the American Journal of Human Genetics . "This appears to be a very important gene for lupus," said Timothy W. Behrens, M.D., professor of medicine, Medical School, and pri...
New model can aid in understanding immune system diseases
...ther autoimmune diseases such as lupus, arthritis, diabetes
and multiple sclerosis," Bishop explained. The researchers found that mice with LMP1 made excess auto-antibodies. This means that the mice could serve as a model for understanding how to prevent this overproduction in humans, with implications for no...
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