Tag: "diabetics" at biology news
NJIT Presidential Award winner takes stem cell research another step
...ells to induce bone repair. Her research will help diabetics
whose impaired bones will not properly heal. She is using adult stem cells, in combination with allografts ?donated bone tissue - to regenerate and repair the patients' damaged bones. She is performing tests on diabetic animals, after which she'll te...
Epidemic of unneeded amputations
...dy in medical journal Diabetes Care, 40 percent of diabetics
and 29.8 percent of non-diabetics had a second amputation to the same or opposite limb at an average of 16.2 and 12.3 months, respectively, after the first amputation. In advanced stages of peripheral vascular disease (PVD), common in diabetics, pla...
Successful transplantation from pig embryos to mice
Millions of diabetics
face a lifetime of daily injections to replace the insulin their bodies fail to produce, as well as a host of risks that includes blindness, amputation, kidney failure, and heart disease. For many, particularly those afflicted with juvenile diabetes,...
Search on for treatment of slow-healing wounds
...times higher than non-diabetics. Eighty percent of diabetics
who underwent amputation for chronic wounds died within five years, according to a Finnish study. The incidence of chronic wounds in the United States has grown. That trend is expected to continue with the steady increase in adult and child obesit...
Key to acute lung injury lies in Ang2 protein
...ders such as heart attacks, stroke, eye disease in diabetics
and brain tumors. ...
Elucidation of the genome for diabetics with DNA chips
...for this disease. There are more than 200 million diabetics
worldwide, and it has been predicted that this num...ill double by 2030. This increase in the number of diabetics
is linked to the obesity epidemic, which currently affects 1.1 thousand million people, including 15...
Columbia scientists determine 3-dimensional structure of cell's 'fuel gauge'
... associated with diabetes, including problems that diabetics
have regulating blood sugar. Dr. Shapiro explained that researchers do not yet know how to activate AMPK without activating other proteins and causing potentially toxic side effects. However, he notes that this development in understanding the at...
Glucose triggers brain cell death in rats after hypoglycemic coma
...y be of clinical significance for the treatment of diabetics
in hypoglycemic coma, though they caution that the results cannot be immediately extrapolated to humans. Insulin is an essential hormone that moves glucose from the bloodstream to individual cells, where it is broken down and used for energy. Diab...