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Could 3D Organ Printing Be a Cure for the Incurable?

A team of Binghamton University researchers are creating a 3-D printing process to build implantable tissues and organs to treat otherwise incurable diseases. They are trying to "grow" a functioning three-dimensional model of a pancreas and creating new cells that produce insulin. By creating this new printing technology, researchers can …

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Ultrasound Accelerates Skin Healing For Diabetics

Healing times for skin ulcers and bedsores can be reduced by a third with the use of low-intensity ultrasound, scientists from the University of Sheffield and University of Bristol have found. Researchers discovered the ultrasound transmits a vibration through the skin and “wakes up” cells in wounds helping to stimulate …

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How to Get People to Take the Stairs

Researchers monitored 13 stairways and 12 pairs of escalators in seven connected shopping centers in downtown Montreal. A total of 33,793 pedestrians were counted ascending or descending over 35 days. The researchers found that increasing the distance between a stairway and an escalator by 100% accounted for 71% variance when …

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Sugary Drinks Blamed for 184,000 Deaths

According to a study, 133,000 of the 184,000 deaths blamed on the consumption of sugary drinks were related to diabetes. Researchers found that Mexico had the highest mortality rate from sugary drinks, with an estimated 405 deaths per one million adults, followed by the U.S. with an estimated 125 deaths …

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Sugary Drinks Linked to 184,000 Deaths a Year

A new worldwide study has said that 133,000 deaths from diabetes, 45,000 deaths from cardiovascular disease and 6,450 deaths from cancer were caused by fizzy drinks, fruit drinks, energy drinks and sweetened ice teas in 2010. The study did not include pure fruit juices and all drinks had at least …

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Eating Carbs Last Lowers BG Levels after a Meal

Eating protein, vegetables, and fat before carbohydrates is now being linked to lower blood sugar and insulin levels after the meal. A new study showed that after eating carbohydrates last, participants’ blood sugar levels were about 29% lower after 30 minutes, 37% lower after 60 minutes, and 17% lower after …

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