Medical research

Young vessels rejuvenate aged insulin-producing beta cells

A recent study published in the journal PNAS shows that young capillary vessels rejuvenate aged pancreatic islets. The finding challenges prevailing views on the causes of age-dependent impaired glucose balance regulation, ...

Medical research

Human 'glucostat' identified

Pancreatic islets have the overall responsibility for maintaining normal blood glucose levels in the body, according to a new study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and the University of Miami Miller School ...

Diabetes

Hypothalamic Lin28a shows role in glucose homeostasis

(HealthDay)—An experimental study supports a TANK-binding kinase 1 (TBK-1)-dependent role for Lin28a in the hypothalamic ventromedial nucleus in glucose homeostasis. The study was published online May 26 in Diabetes.

Medical research

Alcohol abuse even before pregnancy may harm offspring

Mothers who binge drink before they become pregnant may be more likely to have children with high blood sugar and other changes in glucose function that increase their risk of developing diabetes as adults, according to a ...

Genetics

Cellular jetlag seems to favor the development of diabetes

Like almost all light-sensitive living beings, human beings follow biological rhythms set on a period of about 24 hours. The circadian clock (from Latin "circa" and "dies", which means "about a day") therefore describes the ...

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