Researchers find hope in diabetes battle

Sep 16, 2006

Canadian researchers have found what they hope is a magic bullet in combating diabetes.

McMasters University scientists are crediting extra use by the commonly prescribed Rosiglitazone for the hope of cutting the diabetes epidemic in half, the Hamilton Spectator said.

Widely used to treat type 2 diabetes, Rosiglitazone has been found effective for those at highest risk because of genetics, age or obesity, making it what researchers call the first line of defense for diabetes.

The results of the $25 million study were presented Friday at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Copenhagen.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Explore further: Decoding a killer: Lab studying Ebola virus for mutation threat

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Reading a biological clock in the dark

Oct 21, 2014

Our species' waking and sleeping cycles – shaped in millions of years of evolution – have been turned upside down within a single century with the advent of electric lighting and airplanes. As a result, ...

To save the birds, look to the fish

Oct 17, 2014

Birds that dive for fish while wintering in the Salish Sea, located between British Columbia and Washington, are more likely to be in decline than nondiving birds with less specialized diets, according to ...

Flies give another twist in the evolving story of heredity

Oct 10, 2014

Thanks to the father of modern genetics, Gregor Mendel, and his experiments cross-breading peas, the textbooks tell us that we know how inheritance works: we get 50% of our genes from our mums and 50% of our genes ...

Protein courtship revealed through chemist's lens

Sep 15, 2014

Staying clear of diseases requires that the proteins in our cells cooperate with one another. But, it has been a well-guarded secret how tens of thousands of different proteins find the correct dancing partners ...

Team makes scientific history with new cellular connection

Sep 11, 2014

Researchers led by Dr. Helen McNeill at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute have revealed an exciting and unusual biochemical connection. Their discovery has implications for diseases linked to mitochondria, ...

Recommended for you

Sexual fantasies: Are you normal?

3 hours ago

Hoping for sex with two women is common but fantasizing about golden showers is not. That's just one of the findings from a research project that scientifically defines sexual deviation for the first time ever. It was undertaken ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.