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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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Fossil of long-necked dinosaur of late Jurassic period discovered in China

University of Alberta paleontologists have discovered a new species of a long-necked dinosaur from a a fossil skeleton found in China, measuring about 15 metres in length and lived about 160 million years ago in the Late Jurassic period. Qijianglong, which means “dragon of Qijiang,” discovered near Qijiang City, close to Chongqing, by construction workers in 2006, and the digging ...

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Remain Young For Long if New Treatment on Telemers Help Curb Cell-Ageing

Remaining young is on everybody’s mind and if the latest finding by scientists turns true, then a new treatment to extend telomeres — protective “end caps” for chromosomes that help keep DNA healthy — may slow the process of cell ageing, keeping us young for longer. With the time, these protective “end caps” become shorter with each DNA replication and ...

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Rare cancer’s genetic pathway identified

The “mutational landscape” of a rare, highly fatal form of liver cancer that disproportionately affects people in Asian countries has been identified. Scientists from Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Canada collaborated with Chinese researchers to identify how these mutations affect genes and signal pathways that might drive the formation of tumours in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC). “Our research will be an ...

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Burnt Out Leads to Depression; Some Tips to Avoid it

  Overwork, or feeling burnt out is an indication closely linked to depression later in life, said researchers. In a study conducted by Psychology professor Irvin Schonfeld from City College of New York, it has been noticed that there is a strong association between burnout and depression. About 5,500 school teachers were studied in a survey to estimate the prevalence ...

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On-off switch for key stem cell gene found

Biologists at the University of Toronto have discovered an on-off switch for a stem cell gene called Sox2 that is critical for early development. The discovery could mean a significant advance in the emerging field of human regenerative medicine, as the Sox2 gene is essential for maintaining embryonic stem cells that can develop into any mature animal cell. “We studied ...

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