More accurate method for blood glucose testing Researchers have found a way of obtaining more accurate measurements from glucometers: by using blood plasma or serum rather than whole blood.
Smart insulin patch could replace painful injections for diabetes The first 'smart insulin patch' that can detect increases in blood sugar levels has been developed by researchers. The patch has the ability to secrete doses of insulin into the bloodstream whenever needed.
Cells too stiff to scavenge leads to lupus, an autoimmune disease Macrophage cells require agility to scavenge and digest dead cells and prevent an immune response to self. In lupus, the macrophages lose that agility, scientists report.
Two cultures, same risk for cognitive impairment Diabetes is a known risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia, age-related conditions that affect memory and thinking skills. However, little is known about how the diabetes-cognitive decline link compares across cultures.
Reversing the deadly side effects of Tylenol overdose New research could help reverse deadly side effects caused by excessive doses of the drug acetaminophen, the major ingredient in Tylenol and many other medicines. Researchers have developed a mathematical model of acetaminophen metabolism based on data from rats. The findings suggest that giving patients glutamine -- a common amino acid in the body -- alongside the standard antidote for acetaminophen overdose could prevent liver damage and boost the body's ability to recover.