Tag: "diabetic" at biology news
Schepens Eye Research Institute receives 'Roadmap' grant to develop center for curing eye diseases
...linding eye diseases such as macular degeneration, diabetic
retinopathy and glaucoma. The Institute competed w...3 million Americans over age 20 are diagnosed with diabetic
retinopathy. The financial impact and effect on quality of life for people diagnosed with one of the...
A novel, safer strategy for regulating gene expression
...natural conditions in the body for example, in a diabetic
patient, a rise in glucose concentration would automatically turn on the gene responsible for insulin production. The system, described in a proof-of-principle paper in the Sept. 23 edition of the journal Nature, is simpler than current methods of ...
Early detection hope for eye disease
...ost prevalent diseases of the eye glaucoma, diabetic
retinopathy, and age related macula degeneration. ...s of the retina in healthy subjects, patients with diabetic
retinopathy and patients with glaucoma and in all cases it seems that our images are extremely succe...
Protemix corporation announces discovery of way to repair hearts damaged by diabetes
...significant reduction towards normal heart size in diabetic
patients with cardiac enlargement. Diabetes is of...l worldwide market of over two million people with diabetic
heart failure.' Professor Norman Sharpe, Medical Director, New Zealand Heart Foundation said: 'We he...
Joslin Diabetes Center launches research section on developmental and stem cell biology
...eart disease, stroke, peripheral vascular disease, diabetic
retinopathy, kidney disease, nerve damage and birt... within the cell, is the major underlying cause of diabetic
vascular disease and an important denominator of the health of insulin-producing cells. By understa...
Misfiring proteins tied to inflammation and sick feeling of type 2 diabetics
... (a type of white blood cells) removed from type 2 diabetic
mice. The findings of that study -- funded by Nati.... "In our new paper, we took the macrophages from diabetic
animals and looked at the signaling abilities of the insulin receptor substrate 2, and, lo and behol...
A pathway to blocking autoimmunity
...," Nagy said. Previous studies with non-obese diabetic
(NOD) mice, a model of type 1 diabetes, support the idea that modulating NKT cell levels can help combat autoimmunity. These studies have linked the process of beta-cell destruction and development of type 1 diabetes to the CD1d gene and NKT cells. I...
Research to Prevent Blindness awards $4.8 million
...trum of eye disease, from cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic
retinopathy to macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa and eye movement disorders. The organization will award additional grants in December. The latest awards were given to 29 medical institutions, including unrestricted and challenge grants to ...
New research suggests previously unrecognized mechanism by which blood vessels are patterned
...e presence of blood vessels is unwanted, including diabetic
retinopathy and many types of tumors. Other Penn researchers contributing to this study are Aaron D. Gitler and Min-Min Lu. This study was funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association....
Genetic mutation found that is major contributor to type 1 diabetes
... of genes from parents to children in nearly 1,000 diabetic
families from around the world, the researchers fo...r. She. He leads a research team that has followed diabetic
families primarily in Florida and Georgia for the past 10 years to find precisely how genes, the imm...
Warren Pharmaceuticals publishes results of preclinical evaluation
...rotection against stroke, spinal cord compression, diabetic
neuropathy and are effective in a rodent model of ...chronic diseases such as congestive heart failure, diabetic
retinal disease, and kidney failure, among many other maladies. "Use of these compounds has the pote...
Innovative 'self healing' bandage to help diabetics
...s already been tried successfully on patients with diabetic
ulcers and in the long-term could offer a more eff...ffers an innovative but simple approach to healing diabetic
ulcers and other slow-healing wounds, based on a combination of surface engineering and cell biology...
Brace therapy for osteoarthrisis, legal issues in TBI research, prosthetic fitting
...crease our knowledge of similar conditions such as diabetic
ulcers, lacerations, and burns. Legal, ethical issues in traumatic brain injury research, pg 155 A study of federal and state laws, bioethics literature, and preliminary data from an active research project identifies and defines unresolved legal ...
Cinnamon may help to alleviate diabetes says UCSB researcher
...earch director. When the trials are completed, 60 diabetic
mice will have been studied, sponsored by a grant to UCSB from Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara. The study began six months ago and final results are expected in about six months. "More than 170 million people worldwide suffer from diabetes, and for m...
Scientist works to interrupt early changes resulting in diabetic vision loss
... can leak and cause scarring in a condition called diabetic
retinopathy, the number-one cause of vision loss i... which is toxic?" Dr. Smith says of her studies in diabetic
animal models. The researcher has evidence that transport of folate or folic acid, a vitamin essent...
Embryonic pig cell transplants halt rat diabetes
...up an organ. In multiple groups of diabetic
rats that were unable to produce their own rat insulin, Hammerman and Sharon Rogers, research instructor in medicine, transplanted pig pancreas primordia into the omentum, a membrane that envelops the intestines and other digestive organs. Within two...
JCI table of contents, February 2, 2004
...cells can contribute to the autoimmune response in diabetic
patients and also play a part in self-tolerance in...normal individuals cause an autoimmune response in diabetic
patients, but no such response in normal individuals. The authors developed a novel assay to examine...
Cells' ability to open blood's floodgates hinges on unexpected factors
...milarity between working muscle cells and cells of diabetic
patients in regions likely to be damaged by the disease: both experienced increases in the ratio of two forms of a key energy-producing compound, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD). "Because of its role as the major carrier of electrons and pro...
A viral cure for type 1 diabetes
...ng the prediabetic period completely abolished the diabetic
process in two distinct mouse models. 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 n...
JCI table of contents, January 2, 2004
...ng the prediabetic period completely abolished the diabetic
process in two distinct mouse models. This protec...********************** Male/female differences in diabetic
stroke recovery Diabetic hyperglycemia is a recognized risk factor for stroke and increases brain d...
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