Metformin trial dramatically reduces seizures in tuberous sclerosis

(University College London) A team of researchers led by UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH) and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has found that metformin - a drug commonly used to treat Type 2 diabetes - can successfully reduce symptoms associated with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), including reduction in the frequency of seizures and the size of brain tumours.
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DIABETES type 2 is a condition in which foods and drinks can either help or hinder blood sugar levels. There is one drink which is highly recommended to have for breakfast to keep blood sugars healthy and stable.
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Eli Lilly Canada is recalling one lot of an injectable prescription drug used to treat blood glucose levels that have dropped too low, which may occur in people with diabetes who are treated with insulin.
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TYPE 2 diabetes is a common condition, caused by problems with a chemical in the body called insulin. Diabetes is unfortunately one of the leading causes of preventable sight loss in the UK, according to Diabetes UK.
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TYPE 1 diabetes is often diagnosed when young and, unlike type 2 diabetes, is unpreventable. Type 1 diabetes causes the level of glucose in your blood to become too high. It happens when your body cannot produce enough of a hormone called insulin, which controls blood glucose.
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GammaTile intracranial brachytherapy (cesium-131 seeds) has demonstrated encouraging safety and local control results, and recently received Food and Drug Administration clearance for newly diagnosed and recurrent brain tumors. The authors present the first reported case of GammaTile intraoperative brachytherapy performed during an awake craniotomy.
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This study provides valuable insight into the protein glycation by d-ribose and provides a foundation for studying the structure and function of glycated heme proteins.
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Molecules, Vol. 26, Pages 5840: Fishing of α-Glucosidase’s Ligands from Aloe vera by α-Glucosidase Functionalized Magnetic Nanoparticles Molecules doi: 10.3390/molecules26195840 Authors: Hao Yuan Hong Wan Yi-kao Hu Emmanuel Ayodeji Ayeni Qiang Chang Chao Ma Xun Liao α-glucosidase was immobilized on magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) for selective solid-phase extraction of the enzyme’s ligands present in Aloe vera, which is a medicinal plant used for the treatment of various diseases and possesses anti-diabetic activity. One new compound, aloeacone (2), together with two known co...
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This study set out to assess for any such associations.Materials and methodsA retrospective review was completed of consecutive patients that had CTA neck imaging prior to CEA. Body mass index (BMI), tobacco and/or alcohol use, and history of diabetes and/or hypertension were collected from patients ’ medical records. Lab values were dichotomized based on values: total cholesterol
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