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- Newborn T cells found to excel in immune defense
Scientists have long believed that a newborn's immune system was an immature version of an adult's, but new research from Cornell University shows that newborns' T cells – white blood cells that protect from disease – outperform those of adults at fighting off numerous infections.
- Measuring brain activity and skin conductance to predict a person's emotions
Machines still can't think, but now they can validate your feelings, based on new research from New Jersey Institute of Technology Assistant Professor Jorge Fresneda.
- Researchers develop promising recombinant flu vaccine using nanoliposome technology
Recombinant protein vaccines, like the Novavax vaccine used to fight COVID-19, offer several advantages over conventional vaccines.
- Study reveals pivotal insights into the progression of Parkinson's disease
Parkinson's disease, the second most common type of progressive dementia after Alzheimer's disease, affects nearly 1 million people in the U.S. and an estimated 10 million individuals worldwide.
- Next-gen implants could be powered by dual-energy harvesting technology
Implantable biomedical devices -; like pacemakers, insulin pumps and neurostimulators -; are becoming smaller and utilizing wireless technology, but hurdles remain for powering the next-generation implants.
- CBD for Type 2 Diabetes: What Are the Benefits and Risks?
The trendy complementary treatment is rising in popularity. Here’s what you need to know before you use CBD to manage type 2 diabetes.
- Identifying antiviral protein IFN-γ as a potential biomarker for Long COVID
SARS-CoV-2 triggers the production of the antiviral protein IFN-γ, which is associated with fatigue, muscle ache and depression. New research shows that in Long COVID patients, IFN-y production persists until symptoms improve, highlighting a potential biomarker and a target for therapies.
- New Government report highlights hidden diabetes epidemic in the UK
A new Government report reveals 1 million UK adults are likely to have undiagnosed diabetes and at least 5.1 million are prediabetic. Many of them will be young, of average weight and entirely without symptoms. That’s why taking a simple blood test is essential, says a leading expert.
- House of Lords committee opens call for evidence on prevention and consequences of preterm birth
The House of Lords Preterm Birth Committee has published its call for evidence as part of its inquiry looking into the prevention, and consequences, of preterm birth.
- Using deep brain stimulation to map dysfunctional brain circuits linked to four disorders
Mass General Brigham researchers identified sets of connections that are disrupted and malfunctioning as a consequence of Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, obsessive compulsive disorder and Tourette's syndrome.
- Exploring the link between rheumatoid arthritis and atrial fibrillation
Announcing a new article publication for Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications journal. Observational research has indicated that individuals diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have an elevated likelihood of developing atrial fibrillation (AF).
- Sugar-Free Cheesecake Brownies
These scrumptious sugar-free, low-carb cheesecake brownies are quick to make and kid-approved! They're gluten-free, keto, nut-free, and just 3 net carbs per serving!
- Blood test could determine diabetes risks
A blood test could potentially be used to assess a patient's risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study has found.
- Fasting-like diet lowers risk factors for disease, reduces biological age in humans
Cycles of a diet that mimics fasting can reduce signs of immune system aging, as well as insulin resistance and liver fat in humans, resulting in a lower biological age, according to a new study.
- Diabetes and Arthritis: Decoding the Link
Close to 30% of adults with diabetes also have arthritis. Here are some strategies – including medication and lifestyle changes – to manage both conditions.
- Newly discovered genetic markers help pinpoint diabetes risks, complications
In the largest genome-wide association study to date on Type 2 diabetes, a team of international researchers has located 1,289 genetic markers associated with Type 2 diabetes (145 of which are newly identified) and generated risk scores for diabetes complications.
- Kung Pao Chicken Recipe
This content originally appeared here. Republished with permission.This Whole30 approved homemade kung pao chicken recipe is made with fresh, whole ingredients and loaded with tons of veggies. It’s a super easy recipe that has amazing flavor and is perfect for a quick meal on a busy evening. This post contains affiliate links. I share only
- 8 Touted Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar (and What the Research Says)
This content originally appeared on Everyday Health. Republished with permission.By Elizabeth Shimer Bowers — Medically reviewed by Justin Laube, MD Flavorful and affordable, apple cider vinegar is found in virtually every supermarket nationwide for good reason: It adds a subtle and delicious tartness to salad dressings, marinades, and sauces. But is apple cider vinegar (ACV) also
- Gargling away the 'bad' bacteria in type 2 diabetes
Researchers have found that gargling with an antiseptic mouthwash can reduce so-called 'bad' bacteria in the mouths of patients with type 2 diabetes. Notably, this reduction in bacteria was accompanied by improved blood-sugar control in some patients. Given that the oral diseases caused by these bacteria have been linked to many other serious inflammation-associated diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer's disease, this simple treatment may have widespread effects.
- The Teeny Tiny Tandem Mobi Insulin Pump Goes On Sale Today
A new especially small insulin pump is now for sale in the United States.
- Type 2 diabetes alters the behavior of discs in the vertebral column
Type 2 diabetes alters the behavior of discs in the vertebral column, making them stiffer, and also causes the discs to change shape earlier than normal. As a result, the disc's ability to withstand pressure is compromised. This is one of the findings of a new study in rodents from a team of engineers and physicians.
- Alpha Lipoic Acid for Diabetic Neuropathy: Does It Work?
ALA is a fatty acid found in healthy foods or taken as a supplement that may help ease the symptoms of diabetic neuropathy.
- Air Pollution and Diabetes
Even the air you breathe can affect your metabolic health and blood sugar management.
- Low-Carb Peanut Butter Granola
This recipe is a protein power-house relying on raw peanuts and creamy peanut butter to deliver crunch and flavor.
- Heart organoids simulate pregestational diabetes-induced congenital heart disease
An advanced human heart organoid system can be used to model embryonic heart development under pregestational diabetes-like conditions, researchers report. The organoids recapitulate hallmarks of pregestational diabetes-induced congenital heart disease found in mice and humans. The findings also showed that endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and lipid imbalance are critical factors contributing to these disorders, which could be ameliorated with exposure to omega-3s.
- AI model as diabetes early warning system when driving
Based solely on driving behavior and head/gaze motion, the newly developed tool recognizes low blood sugar levels.
- The 30 Best Keto-Friendly Chain Restaurants
The best American chain restaurants for finding low-carb keto meals when you eat out.
- Males born to obese mothers more likely to suffer health issues as adults
Males born to obese women are more likely to be overweight at birth and develop metabolic complications in later life, including liver disease and diabetes.
- New weight loss medication may help lower blood pressure in adults with obesity
Weight loss medication reduced both day and nighttime blood pressure levels, finds new study.
- Disrupted cellular function behind type 2 diabetes in obesity
Disrupted function of 'cleaning cells' in the body may help to explain why some people with obesity develop type 2 diabetes, while others do not. A study describes this newly discovered mechanism.
- Researchers use the eye as a window to study liver health
Researchers have developed a method to study liver function and disease without requiring invasive procedures. After transplanting liver cells into the eye of mice, the cornea can be used as a window into the body to monitor liver health over time.
- Diabetes and liver cancer: Study suggests new screening guidelines
A new study identifies an easily measured biophysical property that can identify Type 2 diabetics at increased risk for liver cancer who don't meet current screening guidelines.
- Diabetes medication class tied to lower risk of kidney stones
Type 2 diabetes is associated with increased risk of kidney stones, but some forms of treatment for this condition may also have the benefit of lowering risk of kidney stones. Researchers found that there was an association between the use of sodium-glucose contratransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors and a lower risk of developing kidney stones.
- Researchers uncover potential non-opioid treatment for chronic pain
A new approach to treating neuropathic pain is making a key step forward. Neuropathic pain is among the most difficult types of pain to alleviate and current treatments are often ineffective. Researchers have identified a potential non-opioid treatment.
- Popular diabetes drug may also reduce the risk of severe liver disease
Ozempic and other GLP1 agonists are associated with a reduced risk of developing cirrhosis and liver cancer in people with type 2 diabetes and chronic liver disease, according to a nationwide study.
- Few patients successfully treat their type 2 diabetes through weight loss
A new study finds that very few patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are able to achieve normal blood glucose levels through weight loss alone.
- Simple and reliable early prediction of diabetes
Diabetes often remains undetected until it has already damaged organs or nerves. This is partly due to the fact that diagnosis at an early stage is time-consuming and difficult. An international team of researchers has shown that a mathematical calculation based on just two values taken from a blood sample enables the reliable and inexpensive diagnosis of diabetes at an early stage.
- New medicine can create a new life for diabetes patients -- without needles
Researchers have found a new way to supply the body with insulin. The medication that can be taken orally has already been tested on baboons, in which it was found to lower the blood sugar levels without causing hypoglycemia. The new insulin is ready to be tested on humans in 2025. If all goes well, diabetics are facing an easier life without injections.
- Role of 'hunger hormone' receptor in obesity-realted chronic inflammation
A team of scientists has made an important discovery that could lead to a novel treatment for obesity and obesity-associated diseases or conditions.
- Childhood stress linked to higher risk of high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes in adults
Young adults who reported higher stress as adolescents were more likely to have high blood pressure, obesity and other cardiometabolic risk factors as adults, finds new study.
- Study finds AI-driven eye exams increase screening rates for youth with diabetes
A study of children and youth with diabetes concludes that so-called autonomous artificial intelligence (AI) diabetic eye exams significantly increase completion rates of screenings designed to prevent potentially blinding diabetes eye diseases (DED).
- Genetically modified pluripotent stem cells may evade immunological rejection after transplantation, study shows
One of the biggest barriers to regenerative medicine is immunological rejection by the recipient, a problem researchers are one step closer to solving after genetically modifying pluripotent stem cells to evade immune recognition.
- How fruit bats got a sweet tooth without sour health
A high-sugar diet is bad news for humans, leading to diabetes, obesity and even cancer. Yet fruit bats survive and even thrive by eating up to twice their body weight in sugary fruit every day.
- Arsenic may raise diabetes risk for males
Chronic exposure to arsenic, often through contaminated groundwater, has been associated with Type 2 diabetes in humans, and there are new clues that males may be more susceptible to the disease when exposed.
- Study shows liraglutide results in increased insulin sensitivity independent of weight loss
A new study demonstrates that a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor (GLP-1R) agonist, a member of a class of medication used to treat Type 2 diabetes and obesity, can lead to a rapid improvement in insulin sensitivity.