Medical research

Fat cells work different 'shifts' throughout the day

Fat cells in the human body have their own internal clocks and exhibit circadian rhythms affecting critical metabolic functions, new research in the journal Scientific Reports, finds.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why the clocks changing are great for your brain

October is a dismal time of year. The clocks go back, which accelerates the onset of darker evenings and the "shorter days" inevitably lead to calls for the tradition of putting clocks forward or backward to stop.

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 ...

Diabetes

Sulfonylurea Rx ups testosterone levels in men with T2DM

(HealthDay)—For middle-aged men with type 2 diabetes, sulfonylurea treatment is associated with improvements in total testosterone levels and testosterone secretion index values, according to a study published online Dec. ...

Medical research

Cystic fibrosis and diabetes link explained

Many people with cystic fibrosis develop diabetes. The reasons for this have been largely unknown, but now researchers at Lund University in Sweden and Karolinska institutet have identified a molecular mechanism that contributes ...

Medical research

Loss of function of a single gene linked to diabetes in mice

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have found that dysfunction in a single gene in mice causes fasting hyperglycemia, one of the major symptoms of type 2 diabetes. Their findings were ...

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