‘Hacking nerves can control disease’

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Controlling human nerve cells with electricity could treat a range of diseases including arthritis, asthma and diabetes, a new company says. Galvani Bioelectronics hopes to bring a new treatment based on the technique before regulators within seven years. GlaxoSmithKline and Verily, formerly Google, Life Sciences, are behind it. Credit: http://pulpbits.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/human-neuron-HD-wallpaper.jpg Animal experiments have attached tiny silicone cuffs, containing […]

Gut bacteria-based supplement reduces cravings for high-calorie foods

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Cravings for chocolate, pizza, and other high-calorie foods could be reduced by consuming a gut bacteria-based supplement, suggests a new study published inThe American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers found the supplement inulin-propionate ester reduced food reward brain activity, which dampened participants’ cravings for high-calorie foods. Credit: http://bit.ly/29xVioS Researchers from Imperial College London and the University […]

Obesity linked to abnormal reward response to sugary foods

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An unhealthy diet is considered a key contributor to obesity. When it comes to cravings for sweet treats, however, impairments in the brain’s reward system might be to blame. Researchers say the reward system in the brains of obese individuals appears to be impaired in response to sweet foods. In a new study published in […]

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Pancreas Cell Transplants Help Diabetes: Study

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Transplants of insulin-producing pancreas cells are a long hoped-for treatment for diabetes — and a new study shows they can protect the most seriously ill patients from a life-threatening complication of the disease, an important step toward U.S. approval. These transplants are used in some countries but in the U.S. they’re available only through research […]

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Diabetes management with graphene skin patch steps closer

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Scientists have developed a graphene-based electronic skin patch that senses a diabetic person’s elevated glucose level and corrects it by delivering an appropriate dose of drug. A prototype has been tested in mice. The sweat-based diabetes monitoring and feedback therapy patch is the brainchild of scientists from the US and Korea, who write about it […]

Steering stem cell trafficking into pancreas reverses Type 1 Diabetes

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Researchers develop ‘GPS’ method to guide mesenchymal stem cells to inflammatory sites Researchers at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) studying mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) — a cell type useful in treating immune-related diseases — have uncovered a way to enhance and prolong the cells’ therapeutic effects in a preclinical model of type 1 diabetes. […]