Diabetes

MicroRNA-708 overexpression suppresses beta-cell proliferation

(HealthDay)—Researchers have identified a novel mechanism of glucose regulation of β-cell function and growth by repressing stress-induced microRNA-708 (miR-708), according to a study published online Oct. 2 in Diabetes.

Medical research

Glucose transporters blocked in bacterial meningitis

Escherichia coli K1 (E. coli K1) continues to be a major threat to the health of young infants. Affecting the central nervous system, it causes neonatal meningitis by multiplying in immune cells, such as macrophages, and ...

Diabetes

Vildagliptin, sitagliptin have similar effects on incretin

(HealthDay)—The dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors vildagliptin and sitagliptin have similar effects on incretin hormone secretion, according to a study published online June 14 in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism.

Diabetes

G-pen may aid hypoglycemia with type 1 diabetes

(HealthDay)—Mini-dose glucagon administered using a stable, ready-to-use G-Pen Mini glucagon may be an effective option for mild to moderate hypoglycemia in adults with type 1 diabetes, according to a study published online ...

Neuroscience

Poor diet can cause Alzheimer's or Parkinson's in rats

For several years, a researcher fed rodents in his laboratory a high caloric diet with glucose concentrations, which resulted in diabetes. By scientifically assessing what occurred in rats, Samuel Treviño Mora from the Meritorious ...

Diabetes

Sensors to simplify diabetes management

For many patients diagnosed with diabetes, treating the disease can mean a burdensome and uncomfortable lifelong routine of monitoring blood sugar levels and injecting the insulin that their bodies don't naturally produce. ...

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