3 days popular7 days popular1 month popular3 months popular

FSU research uncovers new pathways for diabetes research

A new Florida State University study is changing how researchers look at diabetes research and the drugs used to treat the disease. In the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Associate Professor of Chemistry Brian Miller and post-doctoral researcher Carl Whittington report that a key enzyme involved in the body’s response to glucose can [...]

Nanotech wound healing in diabetes

People with diabetes mellitus often suffer from impaired wound healing. Now, scientists in Egypt have developed antibacterial nanofibres of cellulose acetate loaded with silver that could be used in a new type of dressing to promote tissue repair. They reveal details of the new materials and their properties in the International Journal of Nanoparticles. Thanaa [...]

Long-term followup of type of bariatric surgery finds regain of weight, decrease in diabetes remission rates

While undergoing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy induced weight loss and improvements in obesity-related disorders, long-term followup shows significant weight regain and a decrease in remission rates of diabetes and, to a lesser extent, other obesity-related disorders over time, according to a study published online by JAMA Surgery. Obesity was recognized as a global epidemic by the [...]

Diabetes drug modulates cholesterol levels

The DZD-researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München and German Diabetes Center Düsseldorf analyzed more than 1.800 blood samples of participants, who joined the German large-scale study KORA*. Using a comprehensive approach, the scientists investigated metabolic products (metabolites) as well as genetics of these participants. They found that the administration of Metformin** in patients suffering from Type [...]

Lipid enzyme heightens insulin sensitivity, potential therapy to treat Type 2 diabetes

Reducing high concentrations of a fatty molecule that is commonly found in people with diabetes and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease rapidly improves insulin sensitivity, UT Southwestern Medical Center diabetes researchers have found. Insulin is a crucial hormone that helps the body convert sugar into energy, absorb nutrients, and reduce the storage of sugars as fat. [...]