Defining risk populations is crucial to be able to carry out diagnostic tests that reveal the presence of the pancreatic as early as possible. The CNIO team confirms that a high percentage of cases of diabetes type 3c is caused by this type of cancer; this finding should prompt further research to allow these patients to enter in early pancreatic cancer diagnosis interventions to increase their survival rate.
The association between 26 common medical conditions including diabetes and high blood pressure and levels of use of alcohol was investigated with data from electronic health records of 2.7 million primary care patients.
Case management is an effective, collaborative, and cost-effective way to help frequent users of health care services integrate all aspects of their care. The research team behind this study developed a program theory to investigate how, and in what circumstances, case management in primary care works to improve outcomes among frequent users who have chronic conditions.
A new study has shown that for some patients with type 1 diabetes the close monitoring of their condition using telehealth protocols combined with appropriate technology may lead to better care during the COVID-19 pandemic, when patients are avoiding in-person visits.
Amylin plays a synergistic role with insulin to control blood sugar levels after eating in a way that is more effective than insulin alone and mimics what occurs naturally with a meal. But until now the two hormones - which work together seamlessly in the body - have been too unstable to coexist in the same syringe.
Funding partners JDRF, the American Diabetes Association (ADA), and The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, in partnership with the University of Florida, announce the results of a study examining the consistency and potency of insulin purchased at U.S. retail pharmacies.
A new study has shown that initiating screening for gestational diabetes in high-risk women in the first trimester of pregnancy instead of the second trimester, allowing for treatment to start earlier, can help optimize gestational weight gain.
Researchers from Kubicek's and Bock's groups at CeMM have developed a method to accurately assess the effect of specific drugs in isolated pancreatic tissue by using a refined single-cell RNA sequencing method. Their Genome Biology publication describes their technique to overcome the problem of contaminating RNA molecules in single-cell transcriptomics, allowing for accurate results of dynamic drug responses in pancreatic cells. These findings will support the development of targeted drug therapies for treationg T1 diabetes.
A scientific team found a new metabolism regulation system for the brown adipose tissue using the kallikrein-kinin hormonal system, so far related to the physiology of the renal and cardiovascular system and inflammation and pain processes. This molecular auto-control system of lipidic metabolism, so far unknown, could help prevent the damaging effects derived from an excessive activation of the brown adipose tissue.
Obese Europeans who are treated with cholesterol lowering drugs have not only lower values of blood LDL cholesterol and markers of inflammation but in addition a more healthy gut bacteria profile than those obese who are not prescribed statins. This is reported in a new study in Nature by the EU-funded MetaCardis consortium.