Tag: "diabetes" at biology news
Possible mechanism for link between diabetes and Alzheimer's disease discovered
...some time, researchers have known that people with diabetes
have a greater risk of developing Alzheimer's dise...t least one large European study found people with diabetes
to be at least twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's disease as someone without the disease. The ri...
Making of mouse marks move toward 'mitochondrial medicine'
...me more common as people age from infertility and diabetes
to cancer, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases faltering mitochondria are known to play a role. And the cellular machinery is at the heart of several less common inherited diseases that affect patients more drastically at a younger age. When a cell...
Lots of low-fat food is better than small portions of high-fat food
...er portions of normal high-fat food for preventing diabetes
in obese people. Mice put on a low-fat diet were m...at diet is, therefore, a more effective remedy for diabetes
than eating less calories. Muurling also discovered that in mice, the consumption of fish oil had no...
Yeast mutations offer window into human disease
...plex inherited diseases, such as glaucoma, type II diabetes
and schizophrenia," says Bussey, a professor in McGill's biology department. The study's lead authors are Amy Hin Yan Tong, a U of T graduate student in the molecular and medical genetics department, and Guillaume Lesage, a post-doctoral student at M...
Inflammation marker predicts colon cancer
...related to diabetes, going against the belief that diabetes
acts as the mediator between inflammation and cancer risk. Erlinger notes that while these results should apply to the general population, most of the study population was Caucasian, so further studies should look at a more diverse group....
JCI table of contents, February 2, 2004
1. Understanding the autoimmune response in type 1 diabetes
Type 1 diabetes
mellitus (T1DM) is the result of immune-mediated destruction of insulin-secreting pancreatic beta ce...
Portable kidney dialysis machine developed
...atments." The leading causes of kidney failure are diabetes
and hypertension, Curtis said. By 2011 the number of people suffering kidney failure is expected to be 600,000 in the U.S. alone. In addition to being a fraction of the size of current dialysis machines, the Home Dialysis Plus device will operate muc...
Fat cells fight disease, Purdue University researchers find
...id in the body's defense against illnesses such as diabetes
and cancer, according to Purdue University researc...cytes very important cells." People with Type II diabetes
produce insulin in their pancreas, but the insulin can't control their glucose levels. Adipocytes no...
Hopkins researchers identify transplantation antigens among Sioux Indians
...ds for organ donors because of a high incidence of diabetes
and end-stage renal disease, yet many are reluctan...ux have one of the fastest growing rates of type 2 diabetes
in the United States, Leffell says. "The rate of end-stage renal disease among Native American ...
Cells' ability to open blood's floodgates hinges on unexpected factors
...ion to elevating sugar levels throughout the body, diabetes
also increases blood flow and can cause damage to ...ll, in the working cell and in disease states like diabetes
and hypoxia," Williamson says. When in use as a carrier of electrons and protons, NAD is converted t...
A viral cure for type 1 diabetes
... This protection against the development of type 1 diabetes
correlated with a reduced number of autoaggressive CD8 T cells in pancreatic islets. Increased production of the chemokine CXCL-10 in pancreatic lymph nodes redirected cells of the immune response away from the b cells. Once in the pancreatic lymph n...
JCI table of contents, January 2, 2004
...************************* A viral cure for type 1 diabetes
Viruses can both cause and prevent autoimmune d... This protection against the development of type 1 diabetes
correlated with a reduced number of autoaggressive CD8 T cells in pancreatic islets. Increased produ...
New book explains plants, medicine
...eine-containing herbal treatments for slimming and diabetes
control. The authors say that these treatments have been associated with instances of circulatory collapse, respiratory arrest and nerve irregularities. Blossoms of germander in herbal teas or capsules to treat obesity have been shown to cause acute ...
'HapMap' scientists provide detailed plans
...ermine the genetic underpinnings of heart disease, diabetes
and psychiatric illness, received funds from the NIH last year to participate in the international project as one of two computer analysis centers in the United States. The other analysis group is at the Center for Genome Research at the Whitehead In...
Americans speak out on cancer
...t), heart disease (16 percent), HIV (9 percent) or diabetes
(9 percent). Cancer does not receive adequate attention from the federal government, according to 58 percent of the respondents The National Cancer Institute receives less than one half of one percent of the federal budget, or $4.6 billion. T...
Alcohol exposure in pre- and early post-natal stages may cause insulin resistance
... have been implicated in the development of Type 2 diabetes
and other disorders. Although the association of adverse events during pregnancy and glucose intolerance has been well documented, little is known about the effects of certain events that occur only during the postnatal period. It is important to un...
Early identification of kidney disease cost-effective only when directed at high-risk patients
...e U.S. population -- those without hypertension or diabetes
-- annual screening can actually be quite costly a...f they should be tested, particularly if they have diabetes
or hypertension, or are at least age 60," says senior study author Neil R. Powe, M.D., M.P.H., direc...
JCI table of contents, December 15 2003
...regulation is a characteristic of hypertension and diabetes
that ultimately progresses to kidney damage. Some ...ation for glucose-induced beta cell dysfunction in diabetes
The development of type 2 diabetes
requires impaired beta cell function. Hyperglycemia (high blo...
Gene mutation leads to super-virulent strain of TB
...h factors as the onset of diseases including AIDS, diabetes
or cancer, that they begin to multiply again and cause the active TB disease. "What we have learned is that the granuloma shield not only protects the host, it also protects the TB bacteria from the host's other immune cells and antibiotic drugs ...
Researchers look to stem cell therapy and bone marrow transplants to find a cure for diabetes
...) Millions of Americans are diagnosed with type I diabetes
every year. The disease, which results from the b...actors appear to play a role in the cause. Type 1 diabetes
is usually diagnosed in children or young adults and, if not properly treated, can lead to complicat...
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