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Insulin action in the brain: regulation of glucose metabolism demonstrated for the first time directly in humans

Neuherberg, 29.08.2014. Selective insulin action in certain brain areas improves glucose metabolism throughout the body. This is a finding of a study ...

Searching for the fountain of youth in fats

PhD science student Colin Cortie is on a mission to understand the ageing process and ultimately stop it. ...

A glucose meter of a different color provides continuous monitoring

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — University of Illinois engineers are bringing a touch of color to glucose monitoring. ... Full story

Cutting the liver piece by piece

New surgical methods give hope to patients with cancer that has spread from the intestine to the liver. The disease can be changed from terminal to chronic by cutting the liver piece by piece using keyhole surgery. ... Full story

Insulin offers new hope for the treatment of acute pancreatitis

Scientists from The University of Manchester have discovered that insulin can protect the cells of the pancreas from acute pancreatitis – a disease for which there is currently no treatment. ... Full story

New Mouse Model Points to Therapy for Liver Disease

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common affliction, affecting almost 30 percent of Americans, with a significant number suffering from its most severe form, called non-alcoholic steatohepatitis or NASH, which can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer. In recent years, NASH has become the leading cause of liver transplantation. ... Full story

Review of Cushing’s Disease Poses New Monitoring Algorithm for Early Detection

To address the need for standardized care of patients with Cushing’s disease, a rare neuroendocrine disorder, Alejandro Ayala, M.D., Interim Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and associate clinical professor of medicine, and former endocrinology fellow Alex J. Manzano, M.D., reviewed the current care and treatment protocols for the devastating disease. Their review, published in the July issue of the Journal of Neuro-Oncology, calls for a systematic algorithm based on clinical experiences and integrated literature. ... Full story

New culprit identified in metabolic syndrome

A new study suggests uric acid may play a role in causing metabolic syndrome, a cluster of risk factors that increases the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. ... Full story

Fighting fat with a single molecule

A single molecule may provide hope for millions of people, as researchers have combined two hormones formed in the digestive tract into one novel molecule. ... Full story

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