New biomarkers to predict the success of diabetic macular edema treatment

Researchers have found new biomarkers that predict prognosis following current treatments for diabetic macular edema. The research was led by Dr. Rajeev Muni, a vitreoretinal surgeon at St. Michael's Hospital. The study is published in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology.Diabetic macular edema is one the common complication of Diabetes. It is associated with the accumulation of fluid in the macula, … Continue reading New biomarkers to predict the success of diabetic macular edema treatment

Stress, cortisol and perceptual learning process

Neuroscientists of the Ruhr University Bochum found that stress has adverse impact on our learning process. Usually when we train our senses, we sharpen them and thereby improve our perceptual performance. However during stressful situations we produce a hormone called cortisol, which completely blocks this important ability. These findings are reported in Journal “Psychoneuroendocrinology” Stress by … Continue reading Stress, cortisol and perceptual learning process

Protein galectin-3 plays role in insulin resistance and glucose intolerance

By removing the protein galectin-3 (Gal3), a team of investigators led by University of California School of Medicine researchers were able to reverse diabetic insulin resistance and glucose intolerance in mouse models of obesity and diabetes.By binding to insulin receptors on cells, Gal3 prevents insulin from attaching to the receptors resulting in cellular insulin resistance. … Continue reading Protein galectin-3 plays role in insulin resistance and glucose intolerance