Unique progenitor cells in the pancreas have potential to develop glucose-responsive beta cells

February 28, 2018 Scientists from the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have confirmed the existence of progenitor cells within the human pancreas that can be stimulated to develop into glucose-responsive beta cells. These significant findings, published in Cell Reports, open the door to developing regenerative cell therapies for […]

Higher waist and hip size strongly linked to heart attack risk among women

February 28, 2018 Higher waist and hip size are more strongly associated with heart attack risk than overall obesity, especially among women, according to research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. In a study of nearly 500,000 adults (aged 40-69) from the United […]

Diabetes drug use during pregnancy may increase risk of obesity or overweight in children

February 28, 2018 When women take the common diabetes medication metformin during pregnancy, it may put their children at increased risk of having obesity or overweight. A growing number of pregnant women are taking metformin to treat gestational diabetes or a condition called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is a common cause of infertility and […]

What is an NSTEMI?

What is the treatment? Prevention Symptoms of NSTEMI How is it diagnosed? NSTEMI vs. STEMI NSTEMI vs. unstable angina What are the causes? Takeaway NSTEMI or non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction is a type of heart attack. An NSTEMI differs from a STEMI, which is the most common type of heart attack, by causing less […]

Study suggests novel approach for protecting diabetes patients from vascular disease

February 27, 2018 Recent findings suggest a novel approach for protecting people with diabetes from their higher risk of advanced blood vessel disease, which sets the stage for early heart attacks and strokes. Cardiovascular problems from atherosclerosis – plaque-like lesions forming in artery walls – are the major cause of death in people with type […]