- New peptide-modified hydrogel developed for diabetic wound healing
In a new study, QHREDGS (glutamine-histidine-arginine-glutamic acid-aspartic acid-glycine-serine) was used to target re-epithelialization. The results of the study showed immobilized QHREDGS peptide promoted cell survival against hydrogen peroxide stress and collective cell migration of both normal and diabetic human keratinocytes in vitro.
Journal Reference: vol. 113 no. 40 > Yun Xiao, E5792–E5801, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1612277113
- Senseonics to introduce implantable glucose monitors
According to Washington Business Journal, Senseonics Inc. is about to introduce its implantable continuous glucose monitoring systems to the market. Senseonics implantable continuous glucose monitors are as small as a grain of rice and could potentially replace the repeated, painful finger lancing for diabetic patients.
Reference: Washington Business Journal
- Four people killed by herbal medicine intended for curing diabetes
According to Yahoo News, a local doctor and three of his patients died in a south Indian village after drinking a poisonous herbal medicine which he claimed cured diabetes and hypertension, officials said Tuesday.
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- Blocking immune signaling molecules may prevent onset of type I diabetes
A new study conducted in Germany has revealed that blocking a molecule in an immune system signaling pathway appears to prevent such autoimmune attacks.
Journal Reference: vol. 113 no. 43 > Isabelle Serr, E6659–E6668, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1606646113
- 2 diet drinks a day could double the risk of diabetes
A new research from the Karolinska Institute shows that individuals who consumed at least two 6½ ounce servings of sweetened drinks daily were 2.4 times as likely to suffer from type 2 diabetes.
Journal Reference: European Journal of Endocrinology
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