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Type 1 Diabetes Triggered by “Lazy” Regulatory T-Cells

A research team discovered that in some individuals, the specialized immunoregulatory T-cells that regulate the body's autoimmune reactions may lose their effectiveness and become "lazy" over time, leading to the onset of type 1 diabetes.

Breakthrough in Lowering Bad Cholesterol, Fatty Acid Levels Could Lead to New Treatments for...

Researchers have found a way to reduce the amount of bad cholesterol and fatty acids that end up in the blood from food the body metabolizes, a key discovery that could lead to new drugs to treat and reverse the effects of Type 2 diabetes and heart disease related to obesity.

Researchers Trigger Insulin Production in Study

University of Florida researchers have coaxed liver and pancreatic cells into churning out insulin.

Lack of Deep Sleep May Increase Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Suppression of slow-wave sleep in healthy young adults significantly decreases their ability to regulate blood-sugar levels and increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, report researchers.

Diabetes Medication Linked with Increased Risk of Heart Problems, Death

Older patients treated with the diabetes medications known as thiazolidinediones (which include rosiglitazone) had a significantly increased risk of heart attack, congestive heart failure and death, compared with the use of other hypoglycemic drugs, according to a recent study.

Researchers Report Breakthrough in Lowering Cholesterol, Fatty Acids

Researchers have found a way to reduce the amount of bad cholesterol and fatty acids that end up in the blood from food the body metabolizes, a key discovery that could lead to new drugs to treat and reverse the effects of Type 2 diabetes and heart disease related to obesity.

Oral Anti-Diabetic Substance Discovered

Researchers have discovered a substance that may become an oral treatment for diabetes and its complications. The substance is derived from yeast.

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