Researchers discover new treatment for diabetes

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Researchers discovered a small molecule that inhibits an enzyme that degrades insulin.

Harvard researchers may have finally identified a chemical compound that could be used to study and treat diabetes after decades of searching. They have discovered a whole different method for maintaining insulin in the blood: by blocking the enzyme that breaks it down.

 

 

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Why sitting for just a couple hours is bad for your health

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Prolonged sitting is bad for your health.

A fascinating study was published by SBRN member David Dunstan and colleagues in Australia, which examined the acute (e.g. short-term) impact of uninterrupted sitting on metabolic health.  In this new study, individuals with overweight or obesity were asked to perform 3 separate conditions in random order. (Videos)

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Implantable, Solar Powered Sensor Monitors Blood Sugar in Diabetics

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Glucowizzard implantable chip monitors blood glucose

Nurses usually pluck splinters from people’s flesh, not put them in. But a new rice-size implantable glucose sensor that monitors blood sugar all day might mean less pain for diabetics.

 

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Eating A Diet High In Fructose Impairs Memory

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Diets high in fructose — a type of sugar found in most processed foods and beverages — impaired the spatial memory of adult rats.

Researchers at Georgia State University have found that diets high in fructose — a type of sugar found in most processed foods and beverages — impaired the spatial memory of adult rats.

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