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Common allergy drug reduces obesity and diabetes in mice

... the latest medical textbook to the chapter on type 2, or adult-onset, diabetes, and you'll be hard ... Harvard Medical School researchers, have linked type 2 diabetes with immunology in a way that might ... allergy medications to reduce both obesity and type 2 diabetes in mice. The medications, called ...

New Report Just Published: World Solid-State, Fiber, Gas and Dye Lasers Market Report

... Region - North America, Europe and Asia and By type - CO2 Lasers, Solid-State Lasers, Fiber ... Region - North America, Europe and Asia and type - CO2 Lasers, Solid-State Lasers, Fiber ... Analysis for Solid-State Lasers by Technology type - Lamp-Pumped SS Lasers, Laser-Pumped SS ...

Playing it safe

... first time in culturing a clearly defined cell type from the testis of adult mice and converting ... and analyse the cells to establish which cell type they have under the microscope. The question of ... they started by culturing a precisely defined type of cell, so-called germline stem cells (GSCs), ...

Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology

... that the cell-signaling protein, interferon type 1, reduced H5N1 influenza virus replication in ... immune responses within the host, such as the type 1 interferon (IFN-a/B) response, contributes to ... used a mouse model to analyze the role of type 1 interferons in IFN a/β receptor-deficient ...

Another JDRF partner moves research forward with collaboration agreement for diabetes treatment

... large pharmaceutical company to move research on type 1 diabetes into the final phases of trials. ... and the largest charitable funder and advocate of type 1 diabetes research, the development is the ... to reverse the immune response that causes type 1 diabetes. To date, JDRF has awarded more ...

Dual role in breast tissue for a protein involved in leukemia

... loss of Stat5a reduced development of a lobular type of preneoplasia. However, when estrogen receptor ... collaborated with it to promote growth of a type of precancerous lesion of the breast termed a ... While it can contribute to the growth of one type of precancerous lesion in the breast, this ...

USC researchers present diabetes findings at American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions

... how long diabetes patients should exercise, what type of exercise is most beneficial, and timing ... is possible to modulate beta cell mass to prevent type 2 diabetes. Buchanan will discuss lessons learned from studying risk of type 2 diabetes in Hispanic women who previously had ...

UF makes gene therapy advance in severe genetic disorder

... in children. Called glycogen storage disease type 1A, the genetic disease stops the body from being ... survive past infancy. Glycogen storage disease type 1A stems from a faulty enzyme that doesn't convert stored sugar, or glycogen, to glucose, the type of sugar the body uses for energy. This prevents ...

UCSF discovers new glucose-regulating protein linked with diabetes

... bloodstream, shedding light on what goes wrong in type 2 diabetes on a cellular level. Establishing ... will influence our understanding of mechanisms of type 2 diabetes." In humans, muscles play a key ... and take up glucose in response to insulin. In type 2 diabetes, however, the muscle and fat cells ...

Study shows CGM devices also benefit people with type 1 diabetes

... NEW YORK, May 27, 2009 People with type 1 diabetes who have already been successful in ... study included people over the age of 8 who had type 1 diabetes for at least one year, who either used ... benefits of CGM devices in helping people with type 1 diabetes manage their disease more effectively. ...

Stanford scientists turn adult skin cells into muscle and vice versa

... it may be possible to convert one cell type into another, eventually bypassing stem cells. ... nuclei. (This was possible because one cell type was human and the other was mouse, so the genes ... geneseffectively transforming the cell from one type to the other. "Reprogramming mature cells will ...

Study finds blood cells can be reprogrammed to act as embryonic stem cells

... and pluripotency (the ability to develop into any type of cell in the body), but their use has been the ... sample, the researchers isolated CD34+ cells, a type of stem cell that produces only blood cells, and ... embryoid bodies from which cells of virtually any type can develop. These differentiated cells expressed ...

New human study reinforces antioxidant benefits of tart cherries

... levels and reduce triglycerides, an unhealthy type of blood fat. 2 Other benefits of cherries found ... lower body weight and less "belly fat," the type linked with increased heart disease risk and type 2 diabetes. 3 "It's encouraging when ...

Findings show insulin -- not genes -- linked to obesity

... the precise roles of insulin in obesity or type II diabetes, and to the design of effective ... cloned mice fibroblast cells. "This particular type of cell culture has been used to study the ... fail to take up glucose, the primary cause of type II diabetes, a medical condition affecting nearly ...

UNC study: Scientists identify chemical compound that may stop deadly brain tumors

... The findings and potential treatment apply to a type of brain tumor called secondary glioblastoma ... tumors called malignant gliomas, which is the type of cancer Senator Edward Kennedy suffers from. ... mostly to secondary GBM, rather than a different type of tumor called primary GBM. About 75 percent of ...

CFI awards $854,098 to University of Montreal and partners

... support for the following projects: Reducing type 2 diabetes Dr. May Faraj, a scientist at the ... as a risk factor for insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. "My research explores a novel ... may be a promoter rather than a consequence of type 2 diabetes," says Dr. Faraj, adding she will ...

Getting down to cancer basics

... of the UTX gene in clear cell renal cancer - a type of kidney cancer. When they expanded the search ... have been found without this high-throughput type of study and indicates the type of novel findings we might expect from the ...

UC Davis bench-to-bedside research: Promising treatment in clinical trials

... important health implications for patients with type 2 diabetes, a chronic disease affecting an ... discovery and development of novel drugs to treat type 2 diabetes, hypertension and inflammatory ... profile and activity in multiple animal models of type 2 diabetes, and has the advantage of inhibiting a ...

The host makes all the difference

... inbred mouse strains with the same quantity of type Influenza A flu viruses. All of the animals ... A type. There are various sub-types of the main type A, in which the composition of the virus envelope ... heavy: the result is a completely new virus type with a new number, with the consequences ...

Diabetics on high-fiber diets might need extra calcium, report UT Southwestern researchers

... blood lipid concentrations in patients with type 2 diabetes, the most prevalent type of diabetes. For the current study, 13 patients with type 2 diabetes ate either a high-fiber diet (50 grams ...

Stem cell infusion and hyperbaric oxygen treatment improve islet function in diabetes

... 12, 2009) A study to determine if patients with type 2 diabetes can benefit from a combination of ... The combination therapy could decrease type 2 diabetes morbidity and mortality, said the ... ASC-HBO combination treatment in 25 patients with type 2 diabetes. According to the researchers, it ...

New origin found for a critical immune response

... the study published in Nature Immunology . type 1 helper (TH1) T cell immune responses are ... but rather arose from monocytes, a common cell type in the blood, that moved directly into lymph ... is a blood-derived lymph node dendritic cell type that has a key role in developing acute T-cell ...

Study examining role of genetics and environment in type 1 diabetes

... in Georgia and Florida with high-risk genes for type 1 diabetes will be enrolled over the next year in ... screened for two of the highest-risk genes for type 1 diabetes, HLA-DR and HLA-DQ, and those enrolled ... together the genetic and environmental causes of type 1. "You really have to look at the progression ...

Plasminogen activator inhibitor type-1 -- a potential link between heart failure and diabetes

... known to accompany insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, as a factor contributing to the high ... in patients with insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes may reflect in part adverse ... substantial insight into the mechanisms by which type 2 diabetes, with the resulting increase in PAI-1 ...

Scientists identify human monoclonal antibodies effective against bird and seasonal flu viruses

... bind to the highly conserved stem region of H5 type hemaglutinin (HA). Binding to the stem prevents a ... or advanced age, could all benefit from this new type of therapy." In the study, the team of ... to identify 10 mAb that bind to the stem of H5 type HA, the influenza protein responsible for viral ...

Scientists identify human monoclonal antibodies effective against bird, seasonal flu viruses

... bind to the highly conserved stem region of H5 type hemaglutinin (HA). Binding to the stem prevents a ... or advanced age, could all benefit from this new type of therapy." In the study, the team of ... to identify 10 mAb that bind to the stem of H5 type HA, the influenza protein responsible for viral ...

Researcher seeks to turn stem cells into blood vessels

... on which the cells are situated? And which type of stem cells is best-suited to the assembly of ... going on when stem cells change into a certain type of tissue, and we can't control the ... Gerecht also hopes to experiment with a third type that has recently attracted attention: induced ...

Shades of 1918? New study compares avian flu with a notorious killer from the past

... Baskin stresses. "That's why I think this type of pathogenesis study is so important." ... 1918 chimaraes showed preference for so-called type I pneumocytes, responsible for air exchange in ... H5N1 characteristically infects the more numerous type II pneumocytes, a critical distinction, as Dr. ...

Statement by the Egg Nutrition Center and American Egg Board on Diabetes Care study on egg consumption

... between egg intake and increased incidence of type 2 diabetes 1 . Given the large body of research ... nutrients associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, such as saturated fat One-time ... results. However, given the incidence of type 2 diabetes and the implications of these ...

Molecule that suppresses immune response under study in type 1 diabetes

... the immune system of children at high risk for type 1 diabetes not to attack the insulin-producing ... Medical College of Georgia Immunotherapy Center. type 1 diabetes is classified as an autoimmune disease ... child who has a 90 percent chance of becoming a type 1 diabetic within 10 years," he said. "Once you ...

American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- Jan. 14, 2009

... RELEASE Advance toward first saliva test for type 2 diabetes Journal of Proteome Research ... and monitor effectiveness of treatment for type 2 diabetes. Their report was published in the ... of the proteins in the saliva of patients with type 2 diabetes, also called non-insulin dependent ...

Why you can't hurry love

... that the male is either a ''good'' or a ''bad'' type from the female's point of view, according to his ... her interest to gain information about the male's type with the aim of avoiding mating with a "bad" ... mate with a good male, but cannot tell a male's type from his appearance alone. The strategic problem ...

A protein that protects against Alzheimer's?

... preventing and slowing the progression of this type of illness. These studies were inspired by ... used two types of genetically modified mice: one type with increased levels of ApoD in the brain and a second type with no ApoD. The mice were then exposed to ...

MIT develops new way to fuse cells

... and pair up cells of different types. First, type A cells are flowed across the chip in one ... ones. Once one A cell is in each large cup, type B cells are flowed into the large cups. Each cup ... between any types of cells. "It's a very general type of device," said Voldman. ...

Researchers engineer pancreatic cell transplants to evade immune response

... that could significantly influence the way type 1 diabetes is treated, researchers at Albert ... routine use of cell transplants as a therapy for type 1 diabetes in humans. type 1 diabetes is an incurable autoimmune disease in ...

Princeton researchers discover new type of laser

... center. The phenomenon was discovered in a type of device called quantum cascade laser, in which ... laser used in the Princeton study is a special type called a quantum cascade laser. Built at ... and this reduces overall efficiency. In the new type of laser, however, this absorption is reduced by ...

High blood sugar's impact on immune system holds clues to improving islet cell transplants

... of islet cell transplants intended to cure type 1 diabetes, according to a Medical College of Georgia scientist. In type 1, the immune system attacks insulin-producing ... amounts of insulin," the researcher said. type 1 diabetes results from the wrong mix of genes ...

New scientific knowledge on juvenile diabetes

... in the attempts to understand the development of type 1 diabetes. They discovered disturbances in lipid ... metabolism in children who later progressed to type 1 diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes. The ... new approaches for prediction and prevention of type 1 diabetes in pre-autoimmune phase of the ....

Joslin research finds nearly three-quarters of youths with diabetes insufficient in vitamin D

... [Dec. 15, 2008] Three-quarters of youths with type 1 diabetes were found to have insufficient levels ... of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D in 128 youths with type 1 diabetes ranging in age from 1.5 to 17.5 years. ... levels of vitamin D, adolescent patients with type 1 diabetes potentially possess multiple risk ...

Sweetened beverage consumption increases in the US

... amount consumed, consumption location and type of beverage) among U.S. adults. Bleich, along ... the risk for adverse health conditions such as type 2 diabetes. Adults are considered to be ... beverage consumption to obesity and type 2 diabetes," said Youfa Wang, MD, PhD, author and ...
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