Soon, drug that may make diabetes jabs history

WASHINGTON - Hopes have been raised of a new treatment to free thousands of diabetes sufferers from the burden of daily needle injections.

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Gene that may play role in type 1 diabetes identified

WASHINGTON - A gene that may play a role in the development of type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the body’s insulin-producing cells has been identified by scientists at Stanford University.

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Insufficient sleep may up diabetes risk

WASHINGTON - Insufficient sleep may contribute to the development of insulin resistance and reduced glucose tolerance, which in turn may increase the long-term risk of diabetes, concludes a new study.

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Marine microbes may cure epilepsy, diabetes and flu in a ‘green’ way

WASHINGTON - Scientists are working on a new technology to analyze large numbers of novel marine microbes, which could lead to more efficient and greener ways to manufacture new drugs for conditions such as epilepsy, diabetes, flu and other viruses.

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New analytical method to detect genetic causes of complex diseases

WASHINGTON - Computational biologists at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a new analytical technique to detect the genetic causes behind complex disease syndromes like diabetes, asthma and cancer, which are characterized by multiple clinical and molecular traits.

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Genetic ’switch’ to get more insulin-producing cells identified

WASHINGTON - Experimenting on mice, a research team has found a way to convert another type of pancreas cell into the critical insulin-producing beta cells, which are lost in type I diabetes patients.

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Husband says NY mom in wrong-way crash wasn’t a drinker, blames ’something medical’

Husband says mother in NY crash wasn’t a drinker

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. — The husband of a suburban New York mother who caused a car crash that killed her and seven others said Thursday she didn’t have a drinking problem and suggested diabetes and other health problems were to blame.

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Danish drug maker Novo Nordisk posts 2Q profit rise, helped by insulin sales

Denmark’s Novo Nordisk posts rise in 2Q profits

COPENHAGEN — Danish drug maker Novo Nordisk A/S on Thursday said second-quarter net profit rose by 21 percent, aided by a surge in insulin sales in North America.

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MRI may aid in diagnosis, staging and treatment of diabetes

WASHINGTON - Scientists have found that non-invasive imaging (MRI) may aid physicians in the early diagnosis, staging and treatment of diabetes.

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Gut hormone may help lower blood sugar levels

WASHINGTON - Canadian researchers have identified a novel function of a gut hormone that might potentially play a vital role in lowering glucose levels in diabetes.

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