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Specific Kidney Cell Could Be Key in the Treatment of Kidney Failure in Diabetes

Diabetes is the leading reason for kidney failure in the world, resulting in patients requiring dialysis or kidney transplantation. New research has found a cell in the kidney could be the key to understanding why this happens.

T Cell Discovery Shows Promise for Type 1 Diabetes Treatment

A research team has identified the role of a type of T cell in type 1 diabetes that may lead to new treatment options for young patients.

Despite Highest Health Spending, Americans’ Life Expectancy Falls Behind Other Countries’

America continues to lag behind other nations when it comes to gains in life expectancy, and commonly cited causes for our poor performance - obesity, smoking, traffic fatalities and homicide - are not to blame.

Study: Too Much Light at Night May Lead to Obesity

Persistent exposure to light at night may lead to weight gain, even without changing physical activity or eating more food.

Insulin Resistance May be Associated with Stroke Risk

Insulin resistance, a condition in which insulin produced by the body becomes less effective in reducing blood glucose levels, appears to be associated with an increased risk of stroke in individuals without diabetes.

Metabolic Status Before Pregnancy Predicts Subsequent Gestational Diabetes

Cardio-metabolic risk factors such as high blood sugar and insulin, and low high density lipoprotein cholesterol that are present before pregnancy, predict whether a woman will develop diabetes during a future pregnancy.

Study: Strong Link Between Diabetes and Air Pollution

A national epidemiologic study finds a strong, consistent correlation between adult diabetes and particulate air pollution that persists after adjustment for other risk factors like obesity and ethnicity.

Key Action of a Gene Linked to Both Alzheimer’s Disease and Type 2 Diabetes...

A research team has identified the mechanism behind a single gene linked to the causes of both Alzheimer's disease and Type 2 diabetes.

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