Eating sweet food forms memories that may control eating habits

Posted in Science on 14th Nov, 2015
by Alex Muller

Neurons in the dorsal hippocampus, the part of the brain that is critical for episodic memory, are activated by consuming sweets.

Starving cells of sugar could be the key to future cancer treatments

Posted in Medicine on 27th Sep, 2015
by Alex Muller

Cancer cells are cells that cheat death; rather than growing old and dying, as healthy cells do, they continue to grow and divide.

UK Diabetes cases soar by 60% in past decade

Posted in Medicine on 17th Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

More than 3.3 million people have the condition, up from 2.1 million in 2005. The inability to control the level of sugar in the blood can lead to blindness and amputations.

Genetics breakthrough is a game changer for type 1 diabetes research

Posted in Medicine on 30th Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

Knowing the causative genes is a crucial development in predicting who might develop Type 1 diabetes and how to prevent it.

'Smart' insulin hopes to change treatments for diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 10th Feb, 2015
by Alex Muller

Scientists are hopeful that "smart" insulins which are undergoing trials could revolutionize the way diabetes is managed.