New genetic form of obesity, diabetes discovered Scientists have discovered a new inherited form of obesity and type 2 diabetes in humans. Researchers discovered the new defect by sequencing the DNA of an extremely obese young woman and members of her family. In addition to an increased appetite leading to severe weight problems from childhood, she had type 2 diabetes, learning difficulties, and reproductive problems.
License plate decals don't seem to curb learner driver crash rates The use of license plate decals for drivers with learner permits doesn't seem to have reduced their crash rate in New Jersey, the first US state to introduce the regulation.
Hepatitis C: Life-threatening barriers in access to breakthrough drugs in US Most states violate federal Medicaid law because they deny coverage for sofosbuvir, a new and highly effective treatment to cure hepatitis C. According to a team of researchers who examined Medicaid policies for hepatitis C virus treatment using sofosbuvir, more commonly known as Solvadi, most should change policy to improve access to the treatment.
Hope for patients with chronic wounds Most wounds clear up by themselves, but some fail to heal and become chronic. An international team of researchers has now unveiled the important role of so-called microRNAs in regulating skin wound healing, pointing to new therapeutic possibilities for the treatment of hard-to-heal woundsBrown fat transplant reversed type 1 diabetes without insulin in non-obese diabetic mice Researchers have found embryonic brown fat transplants reversed type 1 diabetes and restored glucose tolerance to normal in non-obese diabetic mice.