Ophthalmology

A vitamin A analog may help treat diabetic retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes and a leading cause of blindness among the working-age population. A new study in the American Journal of Pathology reports that visual function in diabetic mice was ...

Neuroscience

Specialised nerve cells increase the appetite for high-fat foods

High-calorie, energy-dense foods are constantly available in our modern society. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research in Cologne have discovered that a group of nerve cells in the brains of mice ...

Oncology & Cancer

New study indicates exercise can help prevent liver cancer

Liver cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer death worldwide and is growing rapidly due to the "diabesity pandemic." A new study reported in the Journal of Hepatology, provides strong evidence that voluntary exercise ...

Diabetes

An out-of-the-box attack on diabetes

A protein newly identified as important in type 1 diabetes can delay onset of the disease in diabetic mice, providing a new target for prevention and treatment in people, according to research led by scientists at the U.S. ...

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