Diabetes / Type 2 Diabetes News

Patients With Type 2 Diabetes And Depression At Increased Risk Of Dementia

diabetes and depressionDepression in patients with diabetes is associated with a substantively increased risk of development of dementia compared to those with diabetes alone, according to researchers from the University of Washington and Kaiser Permanente.

The study, among the first (and largest to date) to examine all-cause dementia in diabetes patients with and without depression, appears on the current online issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry.

World's First View Of Type 1 Diabetes As It Unfolds

A war is being waged in the pancreases of millions of people throughout the world. The siege leads to the development of type 1 diabetes and has been a battlefield largely hidden from view-- until now. Researchers at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology have created the first cellular movies showing the destruction underlying type 1 diabetes in real-time in mouse models. This detailed, dynamic view will provide the worldwide scientific community insights into this disease process as never before possible and may profoundly affect future directions in type 1 diabetes research.

Potential For Novel Therapies For The Treatment Of Diabetes

Addex Pharmaceuticals (SIX:ADXN), a leading biopharmaceutical company pioneering allosteric modulation-based drug discovery and development, announced today that its scientists have demonstrated that, in the presence of GLP-1, glucagon-like-peptide-1 receptor (GLP1R) can form a heterodimer receptor complex with gastric-inhibitory-peptide-receptor (GIPR). The discovery of this novel interaction between the two G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCR) has the potential to trigger the discovery of novel therapies for the treatment of diabetes.


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