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‘Sugar is the villain’: Biohacking and synthetic biology do battle against diabetes and heart disease

Here’s a look into the next generation of low-calorie sugar alternatives and continuous glucose monitoring systems set to change the ...
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A CRISPR fix for diabetes? Success using stem cells in mice offers promise for humans

[Researchers] recently used the gene-editing technology CRISPR to correct stem cells from diabetic patients and turn them into fully functioning ...
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Reversing diabetes in mice with CRISPR-edited stem cells

Insulin injections can control diabetes, but patients still experience serious complications such as kidney disease and skin infections. Transplanting pancreatic ...
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Microbiome could be key to better blood sugar control

Researchers from the Weizmann Institute in Israel analyzed the gut microbiome of 800 people. They also hooked these folks up ...
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Blood test reveals epigenetic modifications that could predict life-threatening type 2 diabetes complications

Chronically high blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes can damage tissues throughout the body, such as the nerves, eyes, ...
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Viewpoint: How the ‘Food Justice’ movement hinders progress toward equity, health, sustainability

It’s not clear what concept of justice this activism actually serves ...
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Obesity and diabetes cure? CRISPR might be used to ‘silence’ key gene found in unhealthy fat

The gene FABP4 is highly active in adipose tissue and known to be a major contributor to obesity and related ...
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Stem cell therapies could treat diabetes by helping the body boost insulin production

Each year, 40,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, an auto­immune disease that wipes out ...
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Million dollar question: Is the microbiome the key to diagnosing, fighting chronic disease?

What if the solution to our health problems is already inside our bodies? The human body is replete with billions ...
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‘Found in Translation’: Computer models could help us understand which mice studies matter for human medicine

Machine learning technology could help researchers determine what mouse data are useful when designing human clinical trials ...
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‘Evolution in action’: How ancient humans developed a mutation to protect against diabetes

An ancient mutation that spread through humans after the advent of cooking may protect people against high blood sugar and ...
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Some powerful new cancer drugs trigger diabetes for unknown reasons

The first two rounds of treatment went off without a hitch. But last November, after receiving a third dose of ...
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Genetic test for diabetes risk? Why it’s not quite ready for ‘prime-time clinical care’

23andMe's new test claims to determine risk from genetic analysis ...
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Can 23andMe’s consumer genetics test predict diabetes risk?

Adding to its roster of healthcare offerings, the direct-to-consumer genetic testing company 23andMe announced [March 11] that it can provide ...
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Can this ancient plant-based hallucinogen lead to new diabetes treatment?

For centuries, some indigenous groups in South America have relied on a brew made from the parts of a local ...
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Genetics and Type 2 diabetes: Why weight loss alone may not be enough for some people

People who develop Type 2 diabetes fall into one of two categories — those whose blood sugar can be controlled ...
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Using your body’s internal clock to offset those bad eating habits

When we eat late at night, it disrupts our circadian rhythm. Eating within an 8-12 hour time period could reset ...
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Increase in autism linked to rising maternal obesity and diabetes

More and more children around the world are being born to obese mothers than ever before. In the United States, ...
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Transforming treatment of diabetes with insulin-producing cellular implants

Many people with diabetes prick their fingers several times a day to measure blood sugar levels and decide on the ...
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Artificial intelligence could manage our health. But can we trust it?

In May, [startup Beta Bionics] received Food and Drug Administration approval to start clinical trials on what it calls a “bionic pancreas ...
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Increased autism risk linked to maternal high blood pressure and diabetes

Children born to women who had diabetes or high blood pressure while pregnant are at an increased risk of autism, ...
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‘Overactive immune system’: Is schizophrenia a body-wide disorder?

While some may believe that schizophrenia is only affects the mind, a new study shows that the disease actually affects ...