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Blocking Ca2+ Channel ?3 Subunit Reverses Diabetes

Researchers have discovered that one of the building blocks in the calcium channels in the pancreatic beta cells play an important role in regulating our blood glucose values. Treatments aimed at this building block may be a new way to combat primarily type 2 diabetes the researchers suggest in an article in the scientific journal Cell Reports.

Scrub Typhus Infection: Proteins Play Role in Inhibiting Immune Response

Virginia Commonwealth University researchers have discovered how a pathogen that causes the vector-borne disease scrub typhus infects cells. The finding could lead to methods to treat the disease and conditions such as cancer, autoimmunity, and inflammation, and contribute to greater understanding of infectious disease processes, said Jason Carlyon, professor of microbiology and immunology in the VCU School of Medicine.

Predicting Lifetime Risk For Developing Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality and also contributes to huge health care expenditures in China. Therefore, accurate and early identification of high-risk individuals is important for CVD prevention. The China-PAR (Prediction for atherosclerotic CVD (ASCVD) Risk in China) project generated equations with excellent capacity to predict lifetime risk for ASCVD by incorporating four large and ongoing cohorts followed up until 2015 with 106,281 Chinese participants, according to a new study published by Science Bulletin.

Athletes Struggle To Adjust Circadian Rhythms

Rest key as athletes struggle to adjust circadian rhythms to new. Before the Jamaican athletes can go up against the best of their peers in the IAAF World Under-20 Championships starting tomorrow at Tampere Stadium, they must first recover from the rigors of traveling more than 24 hours and through eight time zones to get to Finland. A few days before the effects wore off and the athletes got back into their usual sleep patterns.