Tag Archives: Lead

Protein insight may lead to better control of type 2 diabetes

Scientists from the School of Medicine, have, for the first time, discovered a family of proteins that are associated with lower blood sugar levels among obese patients with type 2 diabetes. Their research is published in the current issue of the international journal Nature Communications here. The study showed that patients with type 2 diabetes who have high… Read More »

Family discovers unusual source behind boy’s lead poisoning

For over two years, an 8-year-old boy from Australia baffled doctors with high concentrations of lead in his body. It started when the unnamed boy complained of a stomachache severe enough to warrant a doctor visit. Doctors then found over 50 lead pellets trapped inside the boy’s appendix—with no explanation for how the pellets got there from… Read More »

Study could lead to ‘cognitive therapy in your pocket’

Based on a study by McLean Hospital researchers, individuals with anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions may soon be able to use a smartphone app to deliver on-demand cognitive bias modification for interpretation (CBM-I), a way to change mental habits without visiting a therapist. The study, “Translating CBM-I Into Real-World Settings: Augmenting a CBT-Based… Read More »