Revolutionary procedure shown to discontinue insulin treatment in type 2 diabetics

A revolutionary endoscopic therapeutic procedure may lead to the discontinuation of insulin treatment in a significant number of people with type 2 diabetes, new research presented today at UEG Week 2020 Virtual has shown. Researchers from the Netherlands tested a novel, minimally invasive ablation procedure that rejuvenates the lining of the duodenum in combination with […]

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Researchers identify micro-RNA that targets oncogenic prostaglandin E2 production in lung cancer cell

In a study reported in Oncotarget, researchers have shown that high miR-708 expression is associated with survival rates in lung squamous cell carcinoma patients. miR-708 also represses PGE2 production by suppressing both COX-2 and mPGES-1 expression in lung cancer cells. Moreover, miR-708 decreases proliferation, survival and migration of lung cancer cells, which can be partially […]

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Researchers determine more effective ways to awaken children and their families during a house fire

When residential fires happen at night while families are sleeping, deaths are more likely to occur. Smoke alarms are important for preventing these deaths, yet research has shown that many pre-teenage children don’t wake up to traditional high-frequency tone alarms. Researchers from the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Sleep Disorders Center at […]

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Predicting the cancer-causing potential of chemicals released from wildfires, fossil fuel burning

Oregon State University scientists have developed a method that could potentially predict the cancer-causing potential of chemicals released into the air during wildfires and fossil fuel combustion. The research, which was recently published in the journal Toxicology in Vitro, was conducted as a part of the OSU Superfund Research Program. The findings are important for […]

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