Medical research

Researchers grow pituitary glands from embryonic stem cells

(Medical Xpress) -- A new study published in Nature reports that scientists have been able to grow working pituitary glands from embryonic stem cells from mice. When these were transplanted into mice with defects in the pituitary ...

Diabetes

The experimental diet that mimics a rare genetic mutation

With the help of a small stool, Mercy Carrion clambers onto an examination table. The obese 50-year-old woman stands just 115.6 cm (3'9.5'') tall. Despite being overweight, Mercy shows no sign of developing diabetes and has ...

Medical research

New method to detect human growth hormone for anti-doping testing

A study led by researchers from Macquarie University has unveiled another way to detect whether a person has taken human growth hormone (GH), by tracking protein levels. Specifically, the researchers used proteomics – the ...

Diabetes

New study helps explain links between sleep loss and diabetes

Lack of sleep can elevate levels of free fatty acids in the blood, accompanied by temporary pre-diabetic conditions in healthy young men, according to new research published online February 19, 2015, in Diabetologia, the ...

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