Researchers have developed a synthetic lining that could deliver drugs in a sustained way to the small intestine, offering hope for those suffering from lactose intolerance, diabetes, and obesity.
Aug. 26, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: science-technology diabetes obesity basic-research brigham-and-womens-hospital gastrointestinal-synthetic-epithelial-lining gsel lactose-intolerance
Taxes on sugary drinks are potentially effective tools to fight the obesity epidemic and advocates are drawing lessons from the long battle against tobacco as they plot what they know will be a tough road ahead.
Feb. 18, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: biotechnology diabetes obesity basic-research health-medicine alvin-powell sugar-sweetened-beverages petrie-flom-center-for-health-law-policy harvard-law-school and-bioethics-emily-broad-leib carmel-shachar harvard-medical-school-center-for-bioethics soda soda-tax steven-gortmaker
Wyss Institute, Harvard Medical School study offers hope for single genetic treatment for multiple age-related ills.
Nov. 4, 2019 • ~6 min
Tags: science-technology health diabetes obesity basic-research george-church heart-failure kidney-failure lindsay-brownell noah-davidsohn rejuvenate-bio
Islet-on-a-chip technology allows clinicians to easily determine the therapeutic value of beta cells for any given patient.
Aug. 29, 2019 • ~6 min
Tags: science-technology biotechnology diabetes type-2-diabetes basic-research otd douglas-a-melton organ-on-a-chip
A team of researchers led by Harvard University scientists has improved the laboratory process of converting stem cells into insulin-producing beta cells from 30 percent to 80 percent.
May 8, 2019 • ~4 min
Tags: type-1-diabetes diabetes health-medicine insulin adrian-veres douglas-melton felicia-pagliuca semma-therapeutics stem-cell
Based on new research, a randomized placebo-controlled trial in humans indicates that a popular food ingredient called propionate may raise the risk of diabetes and obesity.
April 24, 2019 • ~5 min
Tags: diabetes obesity health-medicine harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health amir-tirosh gokhan-s-hotamisligil propionate
Humanitarian workers from around the globe will visit Harvard to discuss how best to treat the increasing number of diabetics among refugee populations. Symposium organizers talk about the problem and what they hope the symposium will accomplish.
April 1, 2019 • ~10 min
Tags: diabetes global-health conflict migration health-medicine alvin-powell harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health war displaced-person lindsay-jaacks natural-disaster refugee sylvia-kehlenbrink
A team of investigators from Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital, MIT, and Novo Nordisk has developed a microneedle pill that can deliver an oral formulation of insulin that can be swallowed rather than injected.
Feb. 8, 2019 • ~6 min
Tags: diabetes mit health-medicine brigham-and-womens-hospital c-giovanni-traverso insulin novo-nordisk robert-langer self-orienting-millimeter-scale-applicator soma
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