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Newswise: $1.7 M grant to Wayne State College of Engineering aims to improve oral delivery of insulin

$1.7 M grant to Wayne State College of Engineering aims to improve oral delivery of insulin

Wayne State University Division of Research

With the help of a $1.7 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health, a team of researchers in Wayne State’s College of Engineering will explore ways to address urgent need for a safe and efficient oral delivery technology for insulin to improve the lives of diabetes patients.

Channels: Diabetes, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Engineering, Grant Funded News,

Released:
12-Dec-2019 12:45 PM EST

First-ever quality measures aim to reduce diabetes complications

Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society and Avalere Health introduced the first-ever quality measures to help healthcare providers assess how well they identify and care for older adults at greater risk of hypoglycemia—low blood sugar that can be a dangerous complication of diabetes treatment.

Channels: Aging, All Journal News, Diabetes, Healthcare,

Released:
12-Dec-2019 10:40 AM EST
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Newswise: Intermittent fasting shown to provide broad range of health benefits in new Texas State study

Intermittent fasting shown to provide broad range of health benefits in new Texas State study

Texas State University

Intermittent fasting may provide significant health benefits, including improved cardiometabolic health, improved blood chemistry and reduced risk for diabetes, new research conducted in part at Texas State University indicates.

Channels: All Journal News, Cardiovascular Health, Diabetes, Health Food, Nutrition,

Released:
10-Dec-2019 2:45 PM EST
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Newswise: Cedars-Sinai Study: Liver Condition Might Cause Type 2 Diabetes

Cedars-Sinai Study: Liver Condition Might Cause Type 2 Diabetes

Cedars-Sinai

A liver condition long associated with Type 2 diabetes might actually cause the disease, and testing for it could provide an early warning for at-risk individuals, according to a Cedars-Sinai study. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, a condition that affects more than 30 million Americans.

Channels: All Journal News, Diabetes, Liver Disease,

Released:
9-Dec-2019 8:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Secret behind diabetes drug’s benefits revealed
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    9-Dec-2019 11:00 AM EST

Secret behind diabetes drug’s benefits revealed

McMaster University

Scientists were surprised when they found out that metformin caused the secretion of GDF15, a protein which is known to suppress appetite.

Channels: Aging, All Journal News, Cancer, Cardiovascular Health, Cognition and Learning, Diabetes, Pharmaceuticals, Nature (journal),

Released:
5-Dec-2019 12:50 PM EST
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Newswise: “Seeing Others Suffer Is Too Stressful”: Why People Buy, Trade, Donate Medications on the Black Market
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    6-Dec-2019 12:00 PM EST

“Seeing Others Suffer Is Too Stressful”: Why People Buy, Trade, Donate Medications on the Black Market

University of Utah Health

Altruism and a lack of access and affordability are three reasons why people with chronic illnesses are turning to the “black market” for medicines and supplies, new research shows. Scientists at University of Utah Health and University of Colorado ran surveys to understand why individuals are looking beyond pharmacies and medical equipment companies to meet essential needs. The reasons listed were many but centered on a single theme: traditional healthcare is failing them.

Channels: All Journal News, Diabetes, Healthcare, Poverty, Pharmaceuticals, Staff Picks,

Released:
3-Dec-2019 2:45 PM EST
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Newswise: Weight for It: Time-Restricted Eating Benefits Those at Risk for Diabetes, Heart Disease

Weight for It: Time-Restricted Eating Benefits Those at Risk for Diabetes, Heart Disease

University of California San Diego Health

Researchers from University of California San Diego School of Medicine and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies reported a form of intermittent fasting, called time-restricted eating, improved the health of study participants who had been diagnosed with metabolic syndrome.

Channels: All Journal News, Clinical Trials, Diabetes, Health Food, Heart Disease, Weight Loss, Nutrition, Obesity, Staff Picks,

Released:
5-Dec-2019 4:35 PM EST
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Newswise: Taming chronic inflammation may reduce illness, save lives
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    5-Dec-2019 11:00 AM EST
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5-Dec-2019 5:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Can the state of Alabama conquer its biggest health challenges? It's a Grand Challenge, and one state university is determined to prevail

Can the state of Alabama conquer its biggest health challenges? It's a Grand Challenge, and one state university is determined to prevail

University of Alabama at Birmingham

For far too long, Alabama’s residents have seen their health statuses languish when compared to those of other states. Often, Alabama is a punchline when it comes to obesity, diabetes and the overall health of its people. But the consequences, unfortunately, are counted in decreased quality of life, increased health costs and lives lost — hardly a laughing matter.

Channels: Diabetes, Healthcare, Obesity, Public Health,

Released:
5-Dec-2019 2:05 AM EST
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Newswise: Common Diabetes Medications Tested for Anti-Aging Effects

Common Diabetes Medications Tested for Anti-Aging Effects

Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Two drugs already on the market to treat type two diabetes are being tested in nonhuman primates to see if they can impact the aging process. Researchers dosed marmosets with Metformin and Acarbose and found no adverse side effects

Channels: Aging, Diabetes, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Grant Funded News,

Released:
4-Dec-2019 1:30 PM EST
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