News tagged with zinc

A link between zinc transport and diabetes

Individuals with a mutation in the gene encoding a zinc transporter, SLC30A8 have an elevated risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Insulin granules that are released from pancreatic β cells contain high levels of zinc; however, ...

Sep 24, 2013
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The do's and don'ts of diaper rash

(Medical Xpress)—Almost every parent has to deal with it – diaper rash. Though the problem is common, it's also extremely painful and uncomfortable for the child and can leave parents at a loss for how to comfort their ...

Mar 08, 2013
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