Breakthrough in diabetes research: Artificial pancreas produces insulin Millions of people worldwide suffer from type 1 diabetes, in Germany there are around 400,000. Affected people have to inject insulin regularly because their body no longer produces this hormone itself. But researchers in Dresden have now succeeded in using an artificial pancreas in the animal model that independently produces insulin.
Triggers of diseases: flies carry hundreds of bacteria in them Nobody likes to have flies in the apartment or even on their food. Not only because they are annoying, but also because the insects can spread diseases. In a current study, researchers have now found that houseflies and blowflies carry significantly more types of bacteria than previously thought.
New way of dispensing medication could help with many diseases Researchers have now succeeded in developing a new medication capsule that remains in our stomach for up to two weeks after being swallowed. This allows the capsule to gradually release the medication it contains into the body.
Does the mood before going to bed really affect our sleep? If people have been happily married for a long time, they often advise newlywed couples to never go to bed angry in the evening. Researchers have now found that this could also make sense from a health point of view: Because going to bed in a bad mood actually damages sleep.
Tai Chi relieves therapy-related sleep disorders in breast cancerAmerican scientists were able to show in a study that Tai Chi can alleviate therapy-related sleep disorders in breast cancer patients as well as cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Medical professionals are studying the effects of salt consumptionMost people consume too much salt every day. Researchers have now found that salt in mice and humans reduces the number of certain lactic acid bacteria in the gut. This then affects the immune cells that are involved in the development of autoimmune diseases and high blood pressure.