High-density lipoproteins are complex particles composed of multiple proteins which transport fat molecules around the body. High-density lipoprotein particles are sometimes referred to as good cholesterol because they can transport … Continue Reading Human study identifies link between the GALNT2 gene and levels of HDL cholesterol.
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic illness characterised by the presence of elevated blood glucose levels. It accounts for between 80 and 90% of diabetes cases and is one of … Continue Reading Large-scale study identifies an epigenetic marker for Type 2 diabetes.
All mammals, including humans, have two types of fat with completely opposite functions. These are white fat, which stores energy and is linked with diabetes and obesity; and brown fat, … Continue Reading Researchers identify epigenetic switch which generates calorie-burning brown fat.
High blood sugar is a defining characteristic of Type 2 diabetes and the cause of many of the condition’s complications, including kidney failure, heart disease, and blindness. Most diabetes medications … Continue Reading Researchers block mitochondrial glucose production to treat type 2 diabetes in preclinical trials.
Painful insulin injections could become a thing of the past for the millions of Americans who suffer from diabetes, thanks to a new invention from researchers at the University of … Continue Reading World’s first smart insulin patch could replace painful injections for diabetes.
Researchers from UT Southwestern have gleaned a key cellular mechanism of how the body adjusts glucose levels, an important process that when abnormal can promote diabetes, cancer, and rare genetic … Continue Reading Researchers identify cellular regulator of glucose transport in the human body.
An international consortium from the TU Dresden and the Helmholtz Zentrum München, together with researchers from Vienna, Bristol and Denver (USA) have successfully completed the first step in development of … Continue Reading Researchers complete the first human trials for insulin vaccine to prevent T1 diabetes.
Scientists at the University of British Columbia and Janssen LLC have shown for the first time that Type 2 diabetes can be effectively treated with a combination of specially-cultured stem … Continue Reading Differentiation therapy shows promise for reversing type 2 diabetes in animal model.
Glucose values obtained during routine blood tests are often overlooked, but could provide valuable insight into whether someone is at risk for having type 2 diabetes, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers … Continue Reading Large-scale study finds previously ignored blood-glucose value is a predictor for type 2 diabetes.
Seven-year-old Foster’s fingertips are so calloused from pricking them that he now draws blood from the sides of his fingers instead. His mother, Tricia, says his thighs are next. Diagnosed … Continue Reading Novel ‘smart’ insulin automatically adjusts blood sugar in animal model.
Researchers at the RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center, together with collaborators from the University of Tokyo, have developed a method that combines tissue decolorization and light-sheet fluorescent microscopy to take extremely … Continue Reading Scientists make whole-body, 3D pathological transparent mice.