Diabetes

Diabetes results from a breakdown of epigenetic control

Diabetes affects more than 400 million individuals worldwide. In what is becoming a paradigm shift, researchers have begun to find that the disease may result in part through pancreatic beta cells losing their functional ...

Medical research

Cell damage caused by the pesticide DDT is palliated

Since it was first synthesized almost 150 years ago, the pesticide dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, better known as DDT, has been widely used to fight illnesses caused by insects. Later, it was proven not only to kill off ...

Neuroscience

Keto diet protects optic nerve in glaucoma mouse model

Switching mice destined to develop glaucoma to a low carbohydrate, high fat diet protects the cells of the retina and their connections to the brain from degeneration, according to research published in JNeurosci. The study ...

Cardiology

Helping the heart to cope with stress

A new Junior Research Group at the Institute for Cardiovascular Prevention will focus on metabolic adaption of heart muscle cells to find new therapies for combating heart disease.

Diabetes

Islet-released mediators impact transplant outcome

(HealthDay)—Cytokines and chemokines produced by pancreatic islets in response to inflammatory and metabolic stress include interferon gamma-induced protein 10 (IP-10/CXCL10), which is associated with poor islet transplant ...

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