During her research in Belize, Amy Moran-Thomas noted that some with diabetes, when talking of the diabetes epidemic, would invoke Hurricane Hattie (which ravaged their country in 1961) as a metaphor for slow health changes that can suddenly erupt into a full-blown crisis. “In many ways,” she says, “the chronic […]

Patrice Cani (UCLouvain) and Claude Knauf (INSERM) have discovered a ‘jammer’ that blocks communication between the gut and the brain, thus preventing proper regulation of sugar and causing insulin resistance in people with diabetes. They also discovered that a lipid produced by our body helps prevent this dysfunction and regulate […]

Losing weight could prevent or even reverse diabetes, according to late breaking research presented today at ESC Congress 2020.1 In 2019, approximately 463 million people worldwide had diabetes, of which the vast majority (around 90%) was type 2 diabetes.2 Diabetes doubles the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, and death from […]

Mice lacking CNOT3 in pancreatic beta cells have fewer insulin-producing cells, leading to diabetes. Credit: OIST A protein that’s common throughout the body plays a key role in regulating glucose levels, says new research conducted in the Cell Signal Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University […]

Postdoctoral associate Junwei Li, lead author of the study, holds an example of a capsule containing their enzyme. Credit: Image by Melanie Gonick/MIT MIT engineers devise a temporary film that could deliver drugs or aid in digestion and may help treat diabetes, infections, and other conditions. By making use of enzymes […]

Cinnamon improves blood sugar control in people with prediabetes and could slow the progression to type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. It is estimated that nearly 90 million people in the United States have prediabetes, which occurs when blood sugar levels […]

A new study offers the first evidence that a protein named BAM15 acts as an energy uncoupler and could be an effective drug for treating obesity and related diseases. Obesity affects more than 650 million people worldwide and drives a number of dangerous health conditions, including type 2 diabetes, heart […]

Unlike what we commonly refer to as ‘genes’, phantom genes or ‘Long noncoding RNA’ (LncRNAs) do not lead to the production of proteins that our cells, and thus our entire bodies are made of. Previously, it was believed that LncRNAs served no major purpose in cells, but new research now shows […]

For the first time, scientists have been able to observe people developing Type 2 diabetes — and confirmed that fat over-spills from the liver into the pancreas, triggering the chronic condition. The research, led by Professor Roy Taylor at Newcastle University, UK, is published in the academic journal, Cell Metabolism. The […]