Blocking this protein may keep obesity, diabetes at bay

Blocking a protein in the liver can prevent obesity and its related diseases — such as type 2 diabetes and fatty liver — in mice, according to new research. A study by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Ohio reveals that a protein called Argonaute 2 (AGO2) controls how energy is made and used in…

Just 6 hours of sleep loss increases diabetes risk

The importance of sleep is well-known. A recent study enforces this by demonstrating that sleep deprivation might increase diabetes risk — after losing just 1 night of sleep. Sleep is undoubtedly one of physiology’s most mysterious but essential functions. We all need it, yet the exact reasons why it’s so important are still being debated….

Type 2 diabetes: Poor sleep slows wound healing

  A new study, published recently in the journal SLEEP, studied the impact of sleep fragmentation on wound healing. The scientists compared obese mice with features of type 2 diabetes with normal-weight mice without type 2 diabetes. First study author Mark McLain, of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, collaborated with Prof. Ralph Lydic and…

Diabetes Increases in Children and Teens

A recent study found that rates of new cases of diabetes in children and teens rose during 2002 to 2012. The researchers reported increases in the rates of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. A recent study found that rates of new cases of diabetes in children and teens rose during 2002 to 2012….

New findings show that for heart health, environment matters

Working with colleagues in the U.S. and in China, University at Albany School of Public Health faculty and students have released new findings about the cardiovascular health impacts of environmental factors, including results suggesting that current extreme-weather warning thresholds may not be sufficient and that owning pets might provide protection against hypertension. The three projects…

Asthma biomarkers in the age of biologics

{{ Meetings International proudly announces the “Annual Biomarkers Congress” which will be held during September 20-21, 2018 at Osaka, Japan. Biomarkers Congress 2018 aims to assemble experts from pharma and biopharma, eminent scientists, research scholars, educationists, professors to express their views on the latest update of Biomarkers.}} The heterogeneous nature of asthma has been understood for decades, but the precise…

Clinical Immunology and Multiplex Biomarkers of Human Tuberculosis

{{ Meetings International proudly announces the “Annual Biomarkers Congress” which will be held during September 20-21, 2018 at Osaka, Japan. Biomarkers Congress 2018 aims to assemble experts from pharma and biopharma, eminent scientists, research scholars, educationists, professors to express their views on the latest update of Biomarkers.}} The discovery of tuberculosis (TB) biomarkers is an important goal in current TB…

UMC Utrecht researchers develop 3D printed living tissues to treat arthritis

Researchers at the University Medical Centre (UMC) Utrecht in the Netherlands are working to make 3D bioprinted tissues that can be implanted into a living joint affected by arthritis. Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints, and it can affect one joint or multiple joints. Out of every 100,000 people, 41 are diagnosed with arthritis…

3D printed brain tissue could help fight brain disorders

The brain is amazingly complex, with around 86 billion nerve cells. The challenge for researchers to create bench-top brain tissue from which they can learn about how the brain functions, is an extremely difficult one. Researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) have taken a step closer to meeting this challenge,…