Common ingredient in laundry detergents may help build bioartificial pancreas to cure type 1 diabetes
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  November 22, 2017  
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 Common ingredient in laundry detergents may help build bioartificial pancreas to cure type 1 diabetesCommon ingredient in laundry detergents may help build bioartificial pancreas to cure type 1 diabetes
 
Two oxygen-producing compounds – including one that boosts performance in some laundry detergents – might one day play a key role in helping scientists successfully build a bioartificial pancreas in the lab to cure type 1 diabetes.
 
 
 FAIMS technology holds potential to be effective screening tool for pancreatic cancerFAIMS technology holds potential to be effective screening tool for pancreatic cancer
 
In research published in the latest edition of the UEG Journal, Scientists in Finland demonstrated that there is variance in the volatile compounds found in the urine of pancreatic cancer patients to that of healthy controls.
 
   Study identifies substance released by pancreatic cancer cells to disarm attacking macrophagesStudy identifies substance released by pancreatic cancer cells to disarm attacking macrophages
 
A new study by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute identifies a substance released by pancreatic cancer cells that protect them from attack by immune cells called macrophages.
 
   Thyroid cancer survivors have higher risk for aging-related diseasesThyroid cancer survivors have higher risk for aging-related diseases
 
Risk for aging-related diseases such as heart disease and diabetes was significantly higher among thyroid cancer survivors in Utah than it was among age-matched, cancer-free individuals, with those diagnosed before age 40 having the highest risk for some of the diseases.
 
   Controlling organ functions with your cell phone may be possible in futureControlling organ functions with your cell phone may be possible in future
 
Think about this. You have diabetes, are trying to control your insulin levels and instead of taking a pill or giving yourself an injection, you click an app on your phone that tells your pancreas to bring blood sugar levels back to normal.
 
 New mechanism in cancer cells to disarm attacking immune cells, study reveals
 
New mechanism in cancer cells to disarm attacking immune cells, study revealsA new study, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, identified a substance Gdf-15, which is secreted by pancreatic cancer cells and shields cancerous cells from attack by immune cells known as macrophages.
 
 
 Scientists pinpoint new wake-promoting neurons in the brain
 
Scientists pinpoint new wake-promoting neurons in the brainScientists have identified an additional group of cells in the brain responsible for keeping us awake: the supramammillary nucleus, part of the caudal hypothalamus.
 
 
 Unequal exposure to pollutants may be contributing factor to higher rates of diabetes among minorities
 
Unequal exposure to pollutants may be contributing factor to higher rates of diabetes among minoritiesUnequal exposure to environmental pollutants acting as endocrine-disrupting chemicals is an under-recognized risk factor that may play a key role in driving the higher rates of diabetes among minority and low-income populations, according to a new article in the journal Diabetes Care.
 
 
 FDA approves first adjuvant treatment to reduce risk of kidney cancer recurrence
 
FDA approves first adjuvant treatment to reduce risk of kidney cancer recurrenceThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Sutent (sunitinib malate) for the adjuvant treatment of adult patients who are at a high risk of kidney cancer (renal cell carcinoma) returning after a kidney has been removed (nephrectomy).
 
 
 Diabetes patients’ immune system can regulate insulin production
 
Diabetes patients’ immune system can regulate insulin productionInflammation processes are responsible for the failure of insulin production in diabetes patients. The patients' own immune systems can contribute to treatment of this disease: researchers at the University of Basel and University Hospital Basel have found a feedback mechanism that could help maintain insulin production in overweight sufferers, as they report in the journal Immunity.
 
 
 Enterovirus vaccine protects against virus-induced diabetes in mouse model
 
Enterovirus vaccine protects against virus-induced diabetes in mouse modelScientists at the University of Tampere and the Karolinska Institutet have demonstrated that an enterovirus vaccine can protect against virus-induced diabetes in a mouse model for Type 1 diabetes.
 
 
 UB researcher explores link between signals in the brain's reward system and overeating, drug addiction
 
UB researcher explores link between signals in the brain's reward system and overeating, drug addictionWhy are some people able to stop after eating just a few potato chips, while others aren't satisfied until the bag is nothing but crumbs? The answer may lie in the signals acting in the brain's reward system.
 
 
 Hyperhidrosis Prognosis and Epidemiology
 
Hyperhidrosis Prognosis and EpidemiologyHyperhidrosis refers to excessive sweating that does not necessarily occur in response to the body becoming overheated by exercise or a hot environment, for example. Although the condition does not pose any significant health risk, it can disrupt daily activities, causing embarrassment, stress, and sometimes even depression.
 
 
 Risk Factors for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth
 
Risk Factors for Small Intestinal Bacterial OvergrowthSmall intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a medical condition in which bacteria in the gut overgrow. This normally does not occur under good health conditions.