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Cranberry Juice Each Day Keeps Disease Risk at Bay

July 6, 2015 9:22 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Two glasses of cranberry juice a day might keep some disease away, according to a new study.

Major Step for Implantable Drug Delivery Device

June 29, 2015 9:21 am | by MIT | News | Comments

An implantable, microchip-based device may soon replace the injections and pills now needed to...

Smart Insulin Patch Could Replace Painful Injections for Diabetes

June 23, 2015 10:50 am | by UNC | News | Comments

Painful insulin injections could become a thing of the past for the millions of Americans who...

Saliva Exonerated

June 23, 2015 10:33 am | by Harvard University | News | Comments

Gene previously linked to obesity is unrelated, says new study.

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Medella Plans to Take on Google, Microsoft in Building a Smart Contact Lens

June 16, 2015 8:45 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Medella received an investment of $100,000 from the Thiel Foundation this month, a philanthropic funding organization created by well-known venture capitalist Peter Thiel. 

Are Offspring of Obese Moms Pre-programmed for Obesity, Metabolic Disease?

June 11, 2015 11:08 am | by American Diabetes Association | News | Comments

Umbilical cord stem cells offer clues to mechanism by which obesity and diabetes are passed to next generation.

Researchers Reduce Inflammation to Combat Obesity-Fueled Disease

June 10, 2015 10:55 am | by University of California San Diego | News | Comments

Researchers have found that augmenting a naturally occurring molecule in the body can help protect against obesity-related diseases by reducing inflammation in the fat tissues.

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Bioscience Bulletin: the Wonder of Sleep; the Origin of Life; and Why Your Cat is a Food Snob

June 5, 2015 4:25 pm | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Welcome to Bioscience Technology’s new series Bioscience Bulletin, where we bring you the five most popular headlines from the week.

Years of Good Blood Sugar Control Helps Diabetic Hearts, Study Finds

June 4, 2015 10:00 am | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

Result shows importance of patients & doctors balancing risks & benefits of drugs to lower A1C levels, blood pressure and cholesterol/lipids.

New Technology Turns Smartphone into a DNA-Scanning Microscope

May 20, 2015 10:02 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Researchers at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have developed a new technology that turns a smartphone into a DNA-scanning fluorescent microscope.  Lead researcher Aydogan Ozcan, Howard Hughes Medical Institute chancellor professor at UCLA, sat down with Bioscience Technology to talk about this advancement and its implications for resource-poor labs, and for personalized medicine.

Designing Better Medical Implants

May 19, 2015 9:09 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT | News | Comments

Optimal size and shape allow implantable devices to last longer in the body.

The BioDigital Human: Exploring Health in 3D

May 12, 2015 8:39 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

It has been hailed as the equivalent of Google Maps for the human body by The New York Times, and now the award-winning mobile-friendly platform BioDigital Human is looking to change the way healthcare information is shared, consumed and understood.

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Diabetes Sugars and Alzheimer’s Brain Plaques Potentially Linked

May 5, 2015 11:12 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

Diabetes and Alzheimer’s could have a cause-and-effect connection, according to a study published this week.

World First for Artificial Pancreas Team

April 30, 2015 10:23 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

The first natural birth to a mother with diabetes who has been fitted with an artificial pancreas took place this week.

Two Studies Examine Diabetes Severity in Parkinson's, Sex Differences in Parkinson's Caregiving

April 22, 2015 11:02 am | by University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

Findings reveal severe diabetes worsens Parkinson's symptoms.

Fitness Trackers Could Support MS Treatments: Study

April 16, 2015 3:13 pm | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

The team of investigators will present their findings this week at the annual American Academy of Neurology meeting.

Inside New York's Cryotherapy Lab

April 13, 2015 10:04 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

This company is offering a peculiar treatment.

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Cellular Defect Linked to Diabetes

April 8, 2015 10:13 am | by Columbia University | News | Comments

Leaky calcium channels in pancreatic beta cells can lead to high blood sugar.

Researchers Identify “Beige” Fat-Burning Cells in Humans

April 1, 2015 10:57 am | by Steve Tokar, UC San Francisco | News | Comments

For the first time, a research team, led by a UC San Francisco biologist, has isolated energy-burning “beige” fat from adult humans, which is known to be able to convert unhealthy white fat into healthy brown fat. The scientists also found new genetic markers of this beige fat.

Body’s Good Fat Tissue Communicates With Brain Through Sensory Nerves

March 27, 2015 3:50 pm | by Georgia State University | News | Comments

Brown fat tissue, the body’s “good fat,” communicates with the brain through sensory nerves, possibly sharing information that is important for fighting human obesity, such as how much fat we have and how much fat we’ve lost.

Farmers Fund Research to Breed Gluten-free Wheat

March 24, 2015 11:35 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Kansas farmers are paying for genetic research to figure out exactly why some people struggle to digest wheat.

New Compound Prevents Type 1 Diabetes in Animal Models

March 18, 2015 10:57 am | by TSRI | News | Comments

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have successfully tested a potent synthetic compound that prevents type 1 diabetes in animal models of the disease.

Researchers Report New Gene Associated With Thyroid Levels

March 9, 2015 10:01 am | by University of Bristol | News | Comments

Thyroid hormones have important and diverse roles in human health and regulate metabolic rate. Thyroid disease is common (affecting 5-10 per cent of the population) and synthetic thyroid hormones are one of the commonest drug therapies prescribed worldwide.

Exposure to Endocrine Disruptors During Pregnancy Affects Brain Two Generations Later

March 6, 2015 10:26 am | by The Endocrine Society | News | Comments

Prenatal exposure to low doses of the environmental contaminants polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, change the developing brain in an area involved in metabolism, and some effects are apparent even two generations later, a new study finds.   

Neurons Controlling Appetite Made from Skin Cells

March 3, 2015 9:59 am | by Columbia University Medical Center | News | Comments

Cells  provide individualized model for studying obesity and testing treatments.                             

Perception of Food Consumption Overrides Reality

March 2, 2015 10:27 am | by Karen Feldscher, Harvard Gazette | News | Comments

Research suggests anti-aging benefits of calorie restriction without the restriction.                             

Million Man Study Examines Long-term Effects of Blocking Inflammation

February 27, 2015 10:07 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

Inflammation - the body's response to damaging stimuli - may have a protective effect against cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in the journal Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology.          

Researchers Redefine Role of Brain's 'Hunger Circuit'

February 25, 2015 9:54 am | by Pete Farley, UCSF | News | Comments

Unexpected findings have implications for anti-obesity therapies.                                

Early Exposure to Peanuts Helps Prevent Allergies in Kids

February 24, 2015 12:25 pm | by Marilynn Marchione - AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

For years, parents of babies who seem likely to develop a peanut allergy have gone to extremes to keep them away from peanut-based foods.                    

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