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This anti-ageing protein may combat obesity, cancers!

This anti-ageing protein may combat obesity, cancers!

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For the very first time, scientists have examined an anti-ageing protein in detail. This protein family is believed to solely increase human lifespan. Additionally, it may also help develop therapies for age-related diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and cancer. In the past decades, scientists have been working on the ageing process. Since then, a family of molecules called klotho protein has attracted their attention. It is a naturally occurring, a human protein discovered in 1997. Klotho got its name from the Greek Goddess who spins the thread of life. According to scientists, klotho protein plays an important role in the regulation of longevity and metabolism. They have now revealed the three-dimensional construction of this protein. In late 1990's, experiments performed on m...
Painful Insulin Injections, Goodbye!

Painful Insulin Injections, Goodbye!

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For those of you with diabetes who go through the pain of insulin injections, take a sigh of relief! No poke: a smart patch is in the ring now. Scientists have finally developed a pain-free skin patch. Most importantly this patch contains compounds that respond to blood chemistry and regulate blood sugar in a diabetes patient. Thus, eliminating the need for painful daily injections and needle pricks. The pain caused by insulin injections is probably the biggest nightmare of those diagnosed with diabetes. Well, these injections are going to be a thing of past. The research carried out by the University of NC State and North Carolina led to this amazing invention "No Poke", which is putting an end to the rather painful insulin injections.  How Does Insulin Work? Insulin in