Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism—the way the body uses digested food for growth and energy. Most of the food people eat is broken down into glucose, the form of sugar in the blood. Glucose is the main source of fuel for the body.
Triglycerides have long been treated as a threat to human health. Now, researchers believe they could be an effective drug delivery platform.
At St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, researchers have generated a database that detects gene-regulatory mechanisms in immune cells that promote Type 1 diabetes.
Transplanted islet cells that release insulin during very low blood sugar levels offer a potential way for treating diabetes.
According to a new study performed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, deleting a gene from insulin-producing cells prevents the development of Type 1 diabetes in mice, by sparing the cells from being attacked by their own immune system.
Novel biomaterials could soon be created using magnetic bacteria.
A method using noninvasive raman spectroscopy has been developed by scientists to measure blood glucose levels without the use of needles.
Researchers have discovered that pancreatic cells, producing lipids, can create their own autoimmune ending. This article looks at how this is possible.
G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) have crucial roles to play in cell signal transduction and can be used as vital therapeutic targets for several diseases.
Ion channels that permit potassium and sodium ions to move in and out of cells are essential for the function of the brain and heart, and also for neuronal “firing” in the central nervous system.
Australian scientists have used sophisticated analytical tools to understand the effect of intermittent fasting on the liver to help mitigate disease.
At the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, scientists have investigated how solute carriers (SLCs)—a large class of membrane transport proteins—affect the activity and potency of cytotoxic drugs, for example, those used to treat leukemia and other cancers.
For researchers investigating the regulatory processes in cells that are vital to all life, an innovative system that amplifies gene expression signals could be a turning point.
Scientists have established a lipidomic method that proved successful in the analysis of human subcutaneous adipose biopsies.