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Two Hormones That Play A Major Role In Type 2 Diabetes

According to a study, researchers have created a new technique to hunt for hormones that influence how organs and tissues communicate with each other. The method enabled them to find naturally occurring molecules that play major roles in Type 2 diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. The study was published in Cell Metabolism.

New Method Is Identified To Treat Melanoma

A new research discovered drugs that induce a self-inflicted cell-death process called ferroptosis could be used to target de-differentiated melanoma cells, thereby increasing the efficacy of both targeted and immune therapies. Ferroptosis is much more recently discovered and fundamentally different from apoptosis. Ferroptosis is mechanistically founded on the insufficient anti-oxidant protection of cellular lipid membranes, whereas the death pathway of apoptosis is mechanistically linked to the mitochondria of the cell.

Patients More Likely To Visit Emergency Department

According to a new study, research examining patients who received home care visits from nurses were more likely to visit the emergency department during the evening on the same day, particularly for non-urgent issues. An emergency department visit is not necessarily a negative outcome, but may be if a frail patient could more appropriately be treated by their usual community-based providers who know them best.

Ebola Outbreak In West Africa Killed Many People

A new study estimates that in 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa killed more than 11,000 people and was the deadliest outbreak since the discovery of the virus in 1976.  It is linked to start of the outbreak to a two-year-old in Meliandou, a remote village in Guinea, a country that had never before seen a case of Ebola. The type of virus was identified as the deadliest strain, found in Zaire, a country thousands of miles away. The study was published in New England Journal of Medicine study.