Benefits of continuously monitoring blood glucose in Diabetic patients

Researchers have found that significantly decreased blood sugar levels over time  and increased well-being are just some of the results of a long-term study at Sahlgrenska Academy of continuous glucose monitoring in persons with type 1 diabetes.“This is one of few new treatments in recent decades which significantly reduces blood sugar levels for persons with type … Continue reading Benefits of continuously monitoring blood glucose in Diabetic patients

Optical projection tomography used to generate 3D model of beta cells to better understand pancreatic lesions in Diabetics

Researchers at the Umeå Center for Molecular Medicine have created the first 3D spatial visualization of an obese mouse pancreas showing the distribution dynamics of insulin-producing beta cells. The results show significant amounts of cystic lesions within pancreatic islets. These lesions could be linked to alterations in the mass and function of insulin-producing beta cells.OPT … Continue reading Optical projection tomography used to generate 3D model of beta cells to better understand pancreatic lesions in Diabetics

Exercise improves memory in Diabetic rats

University of Tsukuba led researchers shows that moderate exercise may improve hippocampal memory dysfunction caused by type 2 diabetes and that enhanced transport of lactate to neurons may be the underlying mechanism.Type 2 diabetes is characterized by impaired glucose metabolism and can cause central nervous system-related complications, such as memory dysfunction. The hippocampus is an … Continue reading Exercise improves memory in Diabetic rats

New approach to treating Obesity with fat burning molecule ABX300

A small molecule ABX300 could provide valuable help in combating the global epidemic of obesity. When it was fed to obese mice, the animals' metabolism sped up and their excess weight was shed. It is doing so by recruiting the help of a body's own genes in countering the effects of a high-fat diet. The … Continue reading New approach to treating Obesity with fat burning molecule ABX300

Researchers discover role of molecular switch TSC22D4 in glucose metabolism

A Research team led by the metabolism expert Professor Stephan Herzig, director of the Institute for Diabetes and Cancer at Helmholtz Zentrum München (IDC), has discovered a new mechanism that is responsible for the regulation of the glucose metabolism. The transforming growth factor beta 1-stimulated clone 22 D4, abbreviated TSC22D4, acts as a molecular switch … Continue reading Researchers discover role of molecular switch TSC22D4 in glucose metabolism