Pancreatic β cell-derived exosomal miR-29 family enhances hepatic glucose output

In a new study published in Journal of Extracellular Vesicles, Chen-Yu Zhang’s group at Nanjing University, School of Life Sciences, and Antonio Vidal-Puig’s group at University of Cambridge report that pancreatic β cells secrete miR-29 family members (miR-29s) via exosomes in response to high levels of free fatty acids (FFAs). Theses β cell-derived exosomal miR-29s […]

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Study explores the alteration of the functional dynamics of the human brain associated with aging

Normal aging causes disruptions in the brain that can lead to cognitive decline. Resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging studies have found significant age-related alterations in functional connectivity across various networks. However, most of the studies have focused primarily on static functional connectivity. The authors of a recent study published in Cerebral Cortex based their research […]

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Placental function can illuminate future disease in adults and children

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have discovered a direct association between placental function in pregnant women and future metabolic disorders in children and adults, a finding that could lead to earlier intervention and diagnosis of disease. “We’ve known for some time that many major diseases in adults like diabetes and cardiovascular […]

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Study recommends rugby league invests in young players’ diets

Young rugby league players could benefit from individualized nutrition plans to maximize performance and optimize recovery throughout their careers, according to QUT researchers. The new study, published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, provides nutritional recommendations and considers potential supplements to improve players’ physical capacity, health and recovery during the preparatory […]

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