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Cambridge University : How dogs can sniff out diabetes

A chemical found in our breath could provide a flag to warn of dangerously-low blood sugar levels in patients with type 1 diabetes, according to new research the University of Cambridge. The finding, published today in the journal Diabetes Care, could explain why some dogs can be trained to spot the warning signs in patients. …

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Texas A&M University: Painless, Continuous Monitoring of Diabetes

Biomedical engineers at Texas A&M University are creating a tiny biosensor with a self-cleaning membrane for doctors to plant under the skin of people with diabetes. When inserted along the inner forearm, the biosensor would send data about the levels of glucose in a patient’s bloodstream to a device that the researchers envision as being …

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Harvard University: How Coffee Loves Us Back

Coffee is everywhere, through history and across the world. And increasingly, science is demonstrating that its popularity is a good thing. Harvard scientists have for years put coffee under the microscope. Last year, researchers announced they had discovered six new human genes related to coffee and reconfirmed the existence of two others. The long-running Nurses’ …

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Harvard University Potential Diabetes Breakthrough

HSCI Co-Director Doug Melton and postdoctoral fellow Peng Yi have discovered a hormone that holds promise for a dramatically more effective treatment of type 2 diabetes. The researchers believe that the hormone might also have a role in treating type 1, or juvenile, diabetes.  

Peter Attia: What if we’re wrong about diabetes?

FILMED APR 2013 • POSTED JUN 2013 • TEDMED 2013 TED presents Peter Attia who as a young surgeon felt contempt for a patient with diabetes: She was overweight, he thought, and thus responsible for the fact that she needed a foot amputation. But years later, Attia received an unpleasant medical surprise that led him …

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