Researchers from the University of North Carolina (UNC) have developed a patient-friendly option for treating diabetes, artificial beta cells that automatically release insulin into the bloodstream when glucose levels rise.
Nearly six million people in the United States use insulin as an injection or a mechanical pump for the treatment of diabetes. However, such treatments do not control blood glucose automatically and as efficiently as the normal insulin-secreting pancreatic cells.
Researchers from the McMaster Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada have found an innovative way to treat acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) while preserving and regenerating the healthy red blood cells of the patient.
Production of healthy blood cells is crucial for leukaemia patients to prevent anaemia and fatal infections. However, the conventional treatment methods only target the cancer cells paying little or no attention to the preservation of heal
Women who develop high blood pressure in their 40s may be more likely to develop dementia in later life, according to the study published in Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
“High blood pressure in midlife is a known risk for dementia in later life, but this study will help to understand how and when this association starts and its gender differences,” said the study author Rachel A. Whitmer, PhD, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, Cal
Eating healthy and nutritious food keeps us healthy. However, sedentary lifestyle and switching to processed and fast foods have made obesity a popularized condition. A current mouse study, lead by Kelle H. Moley, published online in the journal Cell Reports has come up with a novel finding that a mother’s obesity leads to later obesity and other metabolic abnormalities in upcoming generations. Women following a Western diet develop metabolic and genetic abnormalities even before pregnancy whi