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April 21, 2015

Encouraging results in search for prevention to type 1 diabetes in children

The results of a small pilot study may hold promise in the search for a prevention to type 1 diabetes. Children with a high genetic risk displayed an immune response to high doses of oral insulin, which might potentially be used to pre-empt the autoimmune response underlying type 1 diabetes. Continue reading

April 9, 2015

Do genes impact eating disorders? Mutation creates anorexia-like behavior in mice

A study sheds some light on the question of what role genes might play in eating disorders by reporting that mice bred to lack a specific gene displayed behavioral abnormalities similar to those seen in people with anorexia nervosa. Continue reading

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