Electronic modulation of carotid sinus nerve can be used as a treatment for type 2 diabetes in rats

http://ift.tt/2B2PVsI In a new study in rats, researchers have demonstrated that is possible to restore insulin sensitivity and glucose homeostasis by modulating electrically the carotid sinus nerve, the sensitive nerve that connects the carotid body with the brain.

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Exercise is good for the heart, high blood pressure is bad: Researchers find out why

http://ift.tt/2D8Bbh7 When the heart is put under stress during exercise, it is considered healthy. Yet stress due to high blood pressure is bad for the heart. Why? And is this always the case? Researchers have obtained new findings which indicate that a previously undetected signal pathway causes or protects from heart failure – depending on the type of stress.

Glucose-induced nerve damage: Research identifies underlying mechanisms

http://ift.tt/2FxNemv New research has demonstrated that an enzyme she had previously identified as playing a role in peripheral neuropathy induced by cancer chemotherapy also plays a role in peripheral neuropathy caused by diabetes. The significance of the identification of a common molecular mechanism is that the drug candidates she identified to treat chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy could potentially be used to treat peripheral neuropathy caused by diabetes as well.