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Molecule Found That Can Open Sodium Channels
Posted: Sunday, April 27, 2008
The body's "sodium channels" are crucial in maintaining healthy blood pressure and salt levels. A recent research team has found a molecule that can activate proteins in sodium channels, enabling the balance of sodium levels.

Bariatric Surgery May Eliminate Need for Medication in Nonobese Type 2 Diabetics
Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2008
A new type of bariatric surgery may eliminate the need for medication in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study reported here at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons 2008 Annual Scientific Session and Postgraduate Course.

New Vaccine For Lyme Disease
Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2008
Lyme disease effects nearly 20,000 individuals in America each year, the greatest number being along the North-eastern seaboard, and there is currently no vaccine for the disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recently developed an injection which protects against Lyme disease, as well as an additional serious bacterial tick born disease known as Anaplasmosis.

Manipulating Protein Might Prevent Blindness for Patients with Retinopathy and AMD
Posted: Monday, March 17, 2008
Two of the leading causes of blindness are diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Recent research has found that by activating a particular blood vessel protein, these two conditions can potentially be prevented and even reversed, greatly reducing any risk of permanent blindness. Diabetic retinopathy is the most common cause of blindness for young and middle-aged individuals ("working age"), while AMD is the most common cause of blindness for people over age 65.

Surgery To Cure Type 2 Diabetes?
Posted: Monday, March 10, 2008
Recent research has found that the small intestine might be responsible for the onset of Type 2 diabetes. If this turns out to be true, Type 2 diabetes might be operable, and will certainly be better understood.

Gastric Banding Achieves Diabetes Remission
Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Preliminary research indicates that obese patients with type 2 diabetes who had gastric banding surgery lost more weight and had a higher likelihood of diabetes remission compared to patients who used conventional methods for weight loss and diabetes control, according to a new study.

The Solution for Diabetes? Pig Islet Cells
Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Transplantation of insulin-producing islet cells from human donors or cadavers, an investigational approach to long-term diabetes treatment, is fraught with difficulties. San Diego-based MicroIslet, Inc. believes that transplantation of encapsulated islets from pigs may be the answer.

Vitamin A Suppresses Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2008
A study by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) nutrition scientists has shown, for the first time, that high levels of vitamin A can suppress development of type 1 diabetes in laboratory mice prone to that disease.

Red Wine A Possible Cure for Diabetes?
Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2007
Millions of people with adult diabetes could one day be treated with a drug based on the healthy ingredient of red wine which could even help prevent other diseases linked with old age.

Transplant Key to A Diabetes Cure, Just Days Away
Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Melbourne scientists claim they are just days from conducting a pioneering therapy that will effectively cure Type-1 diabetes.

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