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Protein to Control Paralysis Discovered

A parasite that causes schistosomiasis, center, shown in the tissue of its host snail.(OSU)

A naturally occurring protein has been discovered that shows promise as a biocontrol weapon against schistosomiasis, one of the world’s most prevalent parasitic diseases, Oregon State University researchers reported today in a new study. Schistosomiasis is transmitted via flatworms shed by the freshwater snails that serve as the parasite’s non-human host. It’s a potentially life-threatening illness that affects more than ...

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Diabetes New Hope: Smartphone Sensor to Monitor Blood-Sugar Level, to Pump in Insulin

Diabetes goes digital with a smartphone-based system that can automatically control blood-sugar levels setting aside the usual finger pricks and insulin injections, especially for diabetes Type 1 patients. The smartphone developed by Prof. Boris Kovatchev, director of the University of Virginia Center for Diabetes Technology, has been fitted with a tiny sensor and wearable insulin pump, that can monitor monitoring ...

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Swamps, wetlands key in fight against climate change: study

Swamps and wetlands could be 50 times more effective than rain forests in storing carbon, an Australian scientist researching the topic said Monday. Researchers at Victoria’s Deakin University found swamps bank up to one-third of the carbon found in terrestrial soils, yet only occupy 4 percent of the planet’s land surface. They are confident that wetlands will be a huge ...

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Diabetes: ‘Smart’ Insulin Found to Automatically Adjust Sugar Levels

Novel ‘Smart’ insuling for patients with type 1 diabetes eliminates the burden of constantly monitoring their blood sugar, self-injecting and even worse, a miscalculation. Lapse in regimen leads to high blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia), potentially leading to heart disease, blindness and other complications, or it leads to too low levels (hypoglycemia), which can result in coma or even death. To ...

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Type 1 Diabetes: Life Expectancy May Improve for Current Generation, says Study


Life expectancy of the present generation with type 1 diabetes may go up, reveals a new study from Scotland. Type 1 diabetes, which is also known as juvenile diabetes, is a condition where the body does not produce insulin to convert sugars, starches and other foods into energy. At the same time, the immune system destroys insulin-producing glands in the ...

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Just Add Food Ingredient to Reduce Hunger, Obesity in Future?

British Researchers have developed a new compound that may help reduce people’s appetite and prevent weight gain, when added to daily food. In the tests carried out on humans, researchers at Imperial College London and University of Glasgow found the ingredient contains propionate which stimulates the gut to release hormones which act on the brain to reduce hunger. Propionate is ...

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