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A Step Closer to Regenerating Beta Cells
Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2009
US scientists have come a step closer to finding a way to help treat people with diabetes by reactivating their own insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. They discovered a hitherto unknown role for a well known protein: it helps immature endocrine systems generate new pancreatic islet cells, which include the insulin-producing beta cells.

Testosterone Replacement for Men with Low Testosterone Improves Liver Function, Metabolic Syndrome
Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2009
A new study found that, in middle-aged and older men with low testosterone levels, long-term testosterone replacement therapy greatly improves their fatty liver disease and their risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Nearly Half of Older Patients Projected to Die while Waiting for Kidney Transplant
Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Forty-six percent of patients over age 60 currently on the waiting list for a kidney transplant will die before they receive an organ from a deceased donor, reports an upcoming study.

New Possible Bone Marrow Stem Cell Therapy for Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Dr. Aaron Vinik, principle investigator for the study at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, is testing a new diabetes drug, Prochymal. It’s part of a first-of-its-kind study for finding a possible cure.

The Versatile Benefits of Red Wine and Component Resveratrol
Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2009
Moderate red wine consumption is known to have many benefits, including protection against heart disease, diabetes and neurodegenerative conditions, and is believed to be the ultimate answer to the “French paradox.” Red wine is a complex chemical mix, with many of its constituents believed to benefit the human body in some form. Polyphenols, especially resveratrol, are believed to be a particularly important component of red wine when considering health benefits, and a recent review has displayed the far-reaching potential for these compounds.

Diabetic Retinopathy on the Rise
Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2009
After two decades on the rise, retinopathy now affects more than a third of all diabetes patients, according to the latest nationally representative estimate.

New Screening Methods Work for Diabetic Retinopathy
Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2009
For diabetic retinopathy screening, telemedicine and photographing fewer fields allow for faster detection for more patients, researchers said.

High Blood Pressure In African-Americans Worsens Kidney Disease and Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, June 14, 2009
Nearly 26 million Americans suffer from kidney disease, many being minorities and elderly people, and those with high blood pressure or diabetes. A recent study on individuals with kidney disease has found that African-American men and women are the most likely to have high blood pressure associated with their disease, which can lead to further complications.

Bariatric Surgery Patient Database Exceeding 120,000
Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2009
With more than 120,000 patients having a bariatric surgery procedure, we now have a database that can help in determining which patients would benefit from the different forms of bariatric surgery.

Bone Marrow Stem Cells Reverse Heart Failure
Posted: Friday, May 29, 2009
Because of the lack of available hearts for transplantation, in addition to excessive medical costs, many people are living with dysfunctional, or "failing" hearts. A new stem cell treatment, involving injection of bone marrow stem cells into skeletal muscle, appears to help reverse heart failure by repairing cardiac tissue.

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