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Processed Meat, Diabetes connection Found

...r a shortage of insulin or the body's cells become insensitive to the hormone. This allows a buildup in the blood of sugar, which can damage the kidneys, heart or eyes and reduce circulation. Untreated, type 2 diabetes can cause blindness, kidney failure, limb amputation and death....

Genes More Important Than Exercise for Bad Cholesterol

...diets whereas other twins had genes that made them insensitive to dietary fat, no matter how much they exercised. "Our experiment shows how important our genes are," says Williams. "Some people have to be careful about their diets, while others have much more freedom in their dietary choices." He adds, "This...

Healthy At 50: Possible?

...ype II diabetes - a disease where the body becomes insensitive to the blood-sugar regulation hormone insulin. Adult obesity is a well-known predictor of developing diabetes. Pearce led a research team that found that prenatal and infant factors explained less than five percent of the variation in insulin resis...

Gene in Melanomas

...mutation in the Cdk4 gene renders the Cdk4 protein insensitive to a family of regulatory molecules that normally play a role in switching it off, known as INK4 proteins.The INK4 proteins usually have a 'double-negative' effect, blocking Cdk4's neutralising effect on another growth-suppressing protein. When INK4 ...

Enzyme Responsible For Congenital Blindness

... perception. Photo bleaching leaves the rhodopsin insensitive to light until the all trans retinaldehyde is converted, or "isomerized," back into 11 cis retinaldehyde, which completes the visual cycle. Scientists have for two decades been attempting to identify the retinoid isomerase enzyme that catalyzes this ...

Reindeer Provide Valuable Insights Into Sleep Disorders

...ery weak body clock unlike humans. This makes them insensitive to the 24-hour cycle of light and darkness. Because of the same reason, these animals face difficulty in coping up with constant daylight during the summer and darkness during winter. Other methods of indication, in addition to their body clocks wo...

Farmers take their lives as bird flu spreads

...itting suicide is that the centre is having a very insensitive attitude. The farmers cannot manage the mounting losses and inability to feed the birds due to very low egg prices over 35 days. KVS Subba Raju, zonal chairman, National Egg Coordination Committee, said that sop far there is no single casualities ...

Cancer Patients Discriminated Against By Insurance Industry

... insurance was a tough business and staff was also insensitive to the needs of cancer patients. In a "mystery shopper" exercise, the charity found that most companies do not provide cover for cancer since they are designated as a risk. Individual assessments are rarely undertaken. Only 1.6 percent of people su...

Post-tsunami trauma still haunts children

... government and to some extent even NGOs have been insensitive to the requirements of children while carrying out rehabilitation work, the authors of the report say. For example, in a large number of cases, toilets have been constructed far from the shelters where children stay. In some cases it is a five minut...

Family of man who immolated himself seeks justice

...amily, still in shock, is hurt by the government's insensitive attitude. The administration has refused to provide any help to them. "Officials not only challenged the claims made by my father, they also accused him of blackmailing them," Prabhakar, Manoj's son, told IANS. He said they would knock the doors of...

Family To Approach NHRC To Seek Justice

...amily, still in shock, is hurt by the government's insensitive attitude. The administration has refused to provide any help to them. "Officials not only challenged the claims made by my father, they also accused him of blackmailing them," Prabhakar, Manoj's son, told IANS. He said they would knock the doors o...

Sour Taste Sensors Identified

...cells remained absent; the animals were completely insensitive to all kinds of acids. But these "sourless" mice continued to be able to taste sweet, bitter, umami, and salt. "Killing these cells and showing that the mice now are totally unable to detect sour proved that these cells are the sensors for sour taste...

HIV Positive Individuals Say Media Is Insensitive

...th HIV/AIDS in the Northeast say that the media is insensitive to the disease and hence social stigma is being attached to them// . "I have come across journalists refusing to shake hands, sat a few meters away from me, and didn't even look at my eyes during interview sessions. I always thought journalists wo...

Transplant Cures Rats’ Type 2 Diabetes without Need for Immune Suppression Drug

...in type 2 diabetics in part because tissues become insensitive or resistant to insulin. The pancreas becomes irreparably damaged in an effort to keep up with the resulting increase in insulin demand. “The transplanted primordia not only appropriately regulated blood sugar in the type 2 diabetic rats, they also...

Why some take to greens, while others don’t

...genes did not take to greens, while those with the insensitive pair of genes, loved green vegetables. The subjects, who had both the sensitive and insensitive within a pair of genes, were midway between liking and disliking greens. However, this research d...

Gene determines pain threshold...

...ed two mutated copies that make them exceptionally insensitive to pain, " the researchers reported in the journal Nature Medicine. "This is a completely new pathway that contributes to the development of pain," said Dr Clifford Woolf of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, who l...

'Gender-Benders': Sports and Sex Determination

...ine that these tests are inaccurate, besides being insensitive and humiliating. The sex determination tests cannot lay claim to being absolutely fair as they failed to 'expose' the mighty and the famous. Princess Anne who was a member of the United Kingdom's equestrian team in the 1970's was shielded from public...

Alzheimer’s Patients Plead for Greater Understanding and Suppor

...admits, spouses — fearful and overwhelmed — can be insensitive and impatient as their mates’ abilities decline. “Their brains have to work so much harder, which tires them out. Their logic isn’t always linear, so there’s a tendency to think they don’t comprehend. I’m not a patient person by nature, and Mary’s...

Detecting Cold, Feeling Pain: Study Reveals Why Menthol Fresh

... As the mice lacking the gene were not completely insensitive to cold -- they avoided contact with surfaces below 10 degrees C, though with reduced efficiency -- the next step, says Julius, will be to illuminate this residual aspect of cold sensation. The finding is the latest of a series of discoveries led b...

Three-year-old Abandoned in Box Meant for Unwanted Babies in Japan

Close on the heels of the outrage over an insensitive caption for the picture of an abandoned baby in Melbourne in Australia, comes the news that a pre-schooler was found left in a cardboard box kept by a Japanese hospital for unwanted babies. The drop-off was opened by the Catholic-run Jikei Hospita...

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