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Study: Dynamic Duo, Combination Therapy Reverses Type 1 Diabetes

Researchers have now carefully crafted a combination therapy that reverses recent-onset type 1 diabetes in 2 models of disease.

Findings Provide Insight Into Ways to Manipulate Human Sweet Taste

A scientific paradox linking artificial sweeteners such as saccharin with a sensory experience in which plain water takes on a sweet taste has guided researchers to an increased understanding of how humans detect sweet taste.

FDA Approves First Generic Pravastatin

The Food and Drug Administration approved the first generic version of Bristol-Myers Squibb's Pravachol (Pravastatin Sodium Tablets).

Study Points Toward Alternatives for Vioxx and Celebrex

Researchers have identified one reason why drugs like Celebrex and Vioxx, once popular for the treatment of pain and inflammation, cause heart problems.

Study: Mediterranean Diet Lowers Alzheimer’s Risk in American Cohort

Americans who ate a Mediterranean diet - lots of fruits, vegetables, legumes, cereals, some fish and alcohol, and little dairy and meat - had a reduced risk for Alzheimer's disease as they aged.

Gene Variant Protects Against Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Hypertriglyceridemia

A rare gene variant in humans helps to protect against two of the country's top killers -- type 2 diabetes and heart disease -- as well as against hypertriglyceridemia and pancreatitis.

Study: Antioxidant Selenium Offers No Heart-Disease Protection

Selenium does not protect against cardiovascular disease, despite its documented antioxidant and chemopreventive properties, analysis of a randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial covering 13 years has shown.

Scientists Make Major Finding on Potential Cure for Type 1 Diabetes

A major finding, which represents an important step toward a potential cure for type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes, has been made.

Study: Social Networks Protect Older Adults Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Having close friends and staying in contact with family members offers a protective effect against the damaging effects of Alzheimer's disease.

Study: Bullied Kids More Likely to Be Obese, Develop Health Problems

Bullying may keep overweight children on the sidelines, making it more difficult for them to shed pounds.

Findings Shed Light on Mechanism of Condition Associated With Heart Disease, Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers have shown that blocking the action of a critical protein can improve multiple inflammatory pathways in patients with the metabolic syndrome.

Study: Obesity a Major Factor in the Diabetes Epidemic

Researchers conclude that obesity is a major factor in the recent increase of newly diagnosed diabetes.

Study: Predicting Outcomes for Kidney Transplant Patients

A new study cites evidence in favor of using the protein biomarkers NGAL and IL-18 as a means to determine whether kidney transplant patients will require dialysis within the first week of transplant surgery.

Study Reveals Findings on How Insulin-Producing Beta Cells Grow and Function

A new study has shown conclusively that two receptors in the insulin-producing beta cell do not affect developmental growth, refuting a long-held hypothesis in diabetes research.

Study: Teen Dieters More Likely to be Overweight and Suffer from Eating Disorders

Adolescents who diet and use unhealthy weight-control behaviors are more likely to be overweight and put themselves at risk for eating disorders in the future.

Study: Diabetes and Cancer; Protein Frequently Mutated in Cancer Has a Surprising Alter-Ego

A study published by Nature has defined the function of p110 alpha, the flag-ship molecule of the eight member PI3K family, which is one of the most frequently activated pathways in cancer.

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