A molecular switch may serve as new target point for cancer and diabetes therapies

If certain signaling cascades are misregulated, diseases like cancer, obesity and diabetes may occur. A mechanism recently discovered by scientists at the Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) in Berlin and at the University of Geneva has a crucial influence on such signaling cascades and may be an important key for the future development of therapies […]

Parental life span predicts daughters living to 90 without chronic disease or disability

Three generations. Women whose mothers lived into their ninth decade enjoyed 25 percent increased likelihood of also doing so without suffering from serious or chronic illness, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, hip fractures or other debilitating disabilities. Credit: © highwaystarz / Fotolia Three generations. Women whose mothers lived into their ninth decade enjoyed 25 […]

What are monk fruit and stevia?

Monk fruit Monk fruit pros Monk fruit cons Stevia Stevia pros Stevia cons Are monk fruit and stevia safe for people with diabetes? Choosing between monk fruit and stevia Alternatives to monk fruit and stevia Takeaway Monk fruit and stevia both come from plants. People use products made from the extracts to sweeten foods and […]

Broad ‘genetic architectures’ of traits and diseases

Scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have developed a powerful method for characterizing the broad patterns of genetic contributions to traits and diseases. The new method provides a “big picture” of genetic influences that should be particularly helpful in designing future genetic studies and understanding potential for genetic risk prediction. The scientists, […]