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Clue Provides New Piece of the Diabetes Puzzle
Posted: Monday, December 10, 2012
Researchers show that the cells that produce glucagon are stimulated by the hormone itself. A previous study by the same group demonstrated that this principle also applies to insulin.

Brain Insulin Plays Critical Role in the Development of Diabetes and Obesity
Posted: Sunday, February 27, 2011
Researchers have discovered a novel function of brain insulin, indicating that impaired brain insulin action may be the cause of the unrestrained lipolysis that initiates and worsens Type 2 diabetes.

Researchers Uncover Potential Breakthrough Cure for Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, February 06, 2011
"We've all been brought up to think insulin is the all-powerful hormone without which life is impossible, but that isn't the case," says Dr. Roger Unger from UT Southwestern Medical Center.

As Insulin Rises, Sense of Smell Decreases Potentially Affecting Desire to Eat
Posted: Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Acute, short-term insulin spikes increase the olfactory threshold and might be involved in regulation of food intake.

Brain Key to Leptin's Actions against Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, November 03, 2010
New findings by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers suggest a novel role for the brain in mediating beneficial actions of the hormone leptin in Type 1 diabetes.

Scientists Reveal New Clues to Origin of Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Scientists have identified events inside insulin-producing pancreatic cells that set the stage for a neonatal form of non-autoimmune Type 1 diabetes, and may play a role in Type 2 diabetes as well.

Gel Technology Utilized in New Artificial Pancreas
Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2010
A researcher has developed an artificial pancreas that she says could revolutionize the treatment of diabetes.

Discovery Cuts Heart Risk for Diabetes Patients Using Insulin
Posted: Sunday, May 23, 2010
Scientists from Yorkshire, U.K., have uncovered a new approach that could protect diabetes patients from heart damage linked to long-term treatment with insulin. The finding could change the way patients are treated.

Cells in Pancreas Can Spontaneously Change into Insulin-Producing Cells
Posted: Sunday, April 18, 2010
Alpha cells in the pancreas, which do not produce insulin, can convert into insulin-producing beta cells, advancing the prospect of regenerating beta cells as a cure for Type 1 diabetes.

Leptin Therapy Shows Promise for Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, April 04, 2010
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center researchers report that using leptin alone in place of standard insulin therapy shows promise in abating symptoms of Type 1 diabetes...

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