A primary function of cytokines is to initiate immune responses; however, it has become increasingly apparent that they play major roles in the regulation of energy homeostasis, implicating them in … Continue Reading Sensor protein shown to have dual role in immune-system and metabolism.
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.
It is well-known that insulin resistance is common in people who are obese, pre-diabetic or have Type 2 diabetes. The fact that obesity increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and … Continue Reading Researchers image the effect of insulin resistance in the brain, link to Alzheimer’s disease.
Impaired activation of mitochondrial energy metabolism in the presence of glucose has been demonstrated in pancreatic beta-cells from patients with type 2 diabetes. The cause of this dysfunction has been … Continue Reading New diagnostic identifies mitochondria dysfunction in Type 2 diabetes.
Approximately 28 million Americans live with Type 2 diabetes, a condition characterized by high blood sugar levels. The immune system plays a part in type 2 diabetes. Researchers have linked … Continue Reading Decades old mystery solved as researchers map the effect of T2 diabetes on the lymphatic vessels.
Practically everyone gets fatter as they get older, however, according to a new study from researchers at Duke University some people can blame their genes for the extra padding. The … Continue Reading Researchers identify gene responsible for obesity and diabetes in old age.
A new neuroimaging study has shown that in just two years people with type 2 diabetes experienced negative changes in their ability to regulate blood flow in the brain This … Continue Reading Long-term human study shows detrimental effect diabetes has on brain plasticity.
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.
T1 diabetes cure close as researchers devise method to repel immune cells in pancreatic islets transplant.
An approach developed by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers may provide a solution to the limitations that have kept pancreatic islet transplantation from meeting its promise as a cure for … Continue Reading T1 diabetes cure close as researchers devise method to repel immune cells in pancreatic islets transplant.
The pathological process amyloidosis, in which misfolded proteins, amyloids, form insoluble fibril deposits, occurs in many diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, little is known about … Continue Reading Researchers identify amyloid formation link between Alzheimer’s disease and T2 diabetes.
While people who eat a lot of red meat are known to be at higher risk for certain cancers, other carnivores are not, prompting researchers at the University of California … Continue Reading Sugar molecule links red meat consumption and elevated cancer risk in animal model.
Immune cells perform a previously unsuspected role in the brain that may contribute to obesity, according to a new study by UC San Francisco researchers. When the researchers fed mice … Continue Reading Researchers map how obesity starts and is regulated by the brain.