Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 08, 2019
Food for thought: Studies reveal diet's role in children's brain health
Eating well, drinking enough water and taking certain supplements have all been shown to positively affect brain function in adults.

Millions of cardiovascular deaths attributed to not eating enough fruits and vegetables
Preliminary findings from a new study reveal that inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption may account for millions of deaths from heart disease and strokes each year.

Long-term islet transplant recipients show near-normal glucose control
Findings from continuous glucose monitoring evaluations in islet transplant recipients who have been insulin independent for an average of 10 years show near normal glycemic profiles and time-in-range metrics, demonstrating that islet transplantation can be a successful long-term therapy for select patients with type 1 diabetes.

Preliminary study finds health coaches and incentives help youth with type 1 diabetes
To help children and teens with type 1 diabetes improve glycemic control, a team of endocrinologists from Children's National Health System brought in health coaches and incentives to personalize prescriptions and motivate families.

Research reveals how diet influences diabetes risk
Could changing what we eat lower the chances of developing type 2 diabetes?

How do foams collapse?
Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have successfully found two distinct mechanisms by which foams can collapse, yielding insight into the prevention/acceleration of foam rupture in industrial materials e.g. foods, cosmetics, insulation, stored chemicals.

What is the world drinking? Study reveals global intake of major beverages
The beverages we drink represent a substantial source of our daily calories and nutrients, yet standardized methods for tracking beverage consumption have been limited.

Using microRNA to detect early signs of type 2 diabetes in teens
Exosomes, tiny nanoparticles released from fat cells, may hold biochemical clues to the early development of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study of 55 teens with obesity
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