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June 10, 2017
Home monitoring of blood sugar did not improve glycemic control after 1 year
Self-monitoring of blood glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes who are not treated with insulin did not improve glycemic control or health-related quality of life after one year in a randomized trial, results that suggest self-monitoring should not be routine in these patients, according to a new study published by JAMA Internal Medicine.

Journal AAS publishes first data description paper: Data collection and sharing
AAS published its first data description paper on June 8, 2017.

Worldwide consensus on the terminology that supports research into sedentary behavior
The results of the 'terminology consensus project' led by the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute's (CHEO RI) Sedentary Behaviour Research Network (SBRN) are published today in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity in a paper co-authored by 84 scientists from 20 countries.

Three-year study says new contact lens therapy slows myopia progression in children by 59 percent
A pioneering contact lens therapy has considerable potential to impact the rising prevalence of myopia (nearsightedness) in children, according to study outcomes presented today at the British Contact Lens Association Clinical Conference in Liverpool, England.

Is the finger-stick blood test necessary for type 2 diabetes treatment?
In a landmark study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, UNC School of Medicine researchers have shown that blood glucose testing does not offer a significant advantage in blood sugar control or quality of life for type 2 diabetes patients who are not treated with insulin.

Mass. General study finds potential mechanism for BCG vaccine reversal of type 1 diabetes
Interim results from a FDA-approved clinical trial testing the generic vaccine bacillus Calmette-Guérin to reverse advanced type 1 diabetes demonstrate a potential new mechanism by which the BCG vaccine may restore the proper immune response to the insulin-secreting islet cells of the pancreas.

UNIST researchers engineer transformer-like carbon nanostructure
A research team, led by South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology has engineered a new type of carbon nanomaterials, capable of changing shapes and colors depending on the type of solvents used.
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