For patients fighting against Type 1 Diabetes (T1D), they are usually unable to produce insulin as pancreatic cells will be destroyed by the immune system. Now, some scientists in California are thinking of coming up with a medical device to help automate the process of patients with T1D checking their blood sugar levels and injection of insulin to manage the condition. They hope to achieve that by transplanting insulin-producing cells into diabetic patients who lack those cells.
Alzheimer is a progressive neurological condition. People suffering from Alzheimer will progressively experience a fall in cognitive ability, and increasingly severe memory loss. This can lead to an immense sense of loss for sufferers, and cause huge changes in personality. Now, a new research recently claimed that a drink containing fish oils, which is also available over the counter (OTC) could slow down the progressive nature of the disease.
Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) is a chronic condition that accounts for close to 90% of all Diabetes cases and arises when the body is unable to make use of or make sufficient insulin to moderate the blood sugar level in the body. It is believed that T2D usually negatively restricts blood circulation to the body, which could influence our decision-making process and cognitive ability. Diabetes is a global problem, and close to half a billion people suffer from the condition.
The Australian Federal Government has just made a major push to fight against brain cancer, hoping to double survival rates for patients suffering from Brain Cancer. To do that, they have announced $100 million in funding and the aim is to consolidate and expand efforts to find a true cure.
In a perhaps bizarre kind of research, more than US$3 million has recently been awarded to a group of Penn researchers to help investigate how the human body is affected by discrepancies in meal timings. It is believed that the human body follows a natural circadian (24-hour) rhythm, and this cycle supposedly informs our decisions behind eating, sleeping, and various bodily activities.