Friday, December 19, 2014

Tag Archives: diabetes

Exercise, surgically removing belly fat improves cognition in obese, diabetic mice


Cognitive decline that often accompanies obesity and diabetes can be reversed with regular exercise or surgical removal of belly fat, scientists report. A drug already used to treat rheumatoid arthritis ... Read More »

Two players produce destructive cascade of diabetic retinopathy


The retina can be bombarded by reactive oxygen species in diabetes, prompting events that destroy healthy blood vessels, form leaky new ones and ruin vision. Now researchers have learned that ... Read More »

STING may take the bite out of autoimmune diseases like arthritis, type 1 diabetes

A little STING could go a long way in helping treat or even avoid autoimmune diseases such as arthritis, type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis, researchers report. With some prompting, ... Read More »

Study aims to help patients with peripheral artery disease become more active

For millions of Americans, simply walking to the mailbox can cause unbearable leg pain as muscles scream for more blood and oxygen. It’s called peripheral arterial disease and, ironically, one ... Read More »

National Eye Institute grant aims to protect sight from diabetes

Scientists want to shore up a good relationship that goes bad in diabetes. Things are good when foods such as poultry and fish ensure ample supplies of the amino acid ... Read More »

First estrogen receptor mutation found in a young woman

A receptor mutation that essentially blocks estrogen’s action has been identified for the first time in a female, researchers report. The 18-year-old wasn’t experiencing breast development or menstruation, classic symptoms ... Read More »

Scientist working to break vicious cycle causing vision loss in diabetes

It’s a vicious cycle that robs people with diabetes of their vision. The hallmark high glucose of the disease causes inflammation that produces free radicals that cause inflammation that produces ... Read More »

TEDDY study yielding new approach to finding high-risk genes for type 1 diabetes

Dr. Jin-Xiong She

Massive samples emanating from a decade-old, international initiative to determine how genetics and environment cause type 1 diabetes are giving scientists a unique perspective on which molecular and environmental factors ... Read More »

TIME: FDA Panel Says Modify the Avandia Restrictions


TIME, June 7, 2013 Marjorie Shaw Phillips was featured in a TIME story about an FDA panel modifying restrictions for the diabetes drug Avandia. Read: FDA Panel Says Modify the Avandia Restrictions. Read More »

Polycystic ovary syndrome puts glucose control in double jeopardy

Polycystic ovary syndrome, a condition affecting about 10 percent of women and characterized by excess male hormone and increased risk of diabetes and heart disease, appears to cause a sort ... Read More »