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Glucose – a bitter sweet for the brain

During ischemic stroke, insufficient supply of oxygen and glucose leads to severe damage of cerebral tissue. Since the most important energy substrate for the brain is glucose, high blood sugar levels could be a strategy to enhance

Antipsychotic-induced severe hypoglycemia

Hyperglycemia is more common in patients with antipsychotic treatment than in the general population. However, hypoglycemia is one of the idiosyncratic potentially life-threatening adverse effects of antipsychotics. While several cases of antipsychotic-induced hypoglycemia have been reported, the

The application of biosensors for meat quality analysis

To meet the demands of growing meat consumption in recent years, animal farming tended to increase meatiness. The rise of meatiness was not in concordance with the improvement of the meat quality. The quality of meat is

Targeting cancer’s sweet tooth

The primary source of energy for nearly all living cells is glucose. This simple molecule of sugar, a so-called monosaccharide can be found not only in sweets but also from the digestion of more complex carbohydrates molecules

Metabolic imaging is new a tool to investigate blood-brain barrier in Alzheimer disease

Alzheimer disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia worldwide. AD is characterized by progressive decline in cognitive functions. In the initial stages, deterioration of memory and loss of other intellectual abilities start to interfere with

Light enhances the blood glucose monitoring with naked eye

Enzymes play an important role in the body of a plant or animal. Natural enzymes have been extensively investigated and widely applied in industry because of their excellent properties, including high substrate specificity and catalytic efficiency. However,

Can inhaled formoterol be used to prevent hypoglycemia?

Patients with type 1 diabetes need insulin treatment for their survival. However insulin can cause low blood sugar (or hypoglycemia); a major limiting factor for good diabetes control. Hypoglycemia occurs when there is an excess of insulin

Regucalcin controls prostate cell proliferation and glycolytic metabolism

Regucalcin (RGN) is a protein with multiple functions and facets, which seems to play an important role in tissue cell homeostasis by regulating the equilibrium between cell survival/proliferation and death, and also in the control of cell

More sitting during a day increases the probability of developing the metabolic syndrome in older adults

We all would like to stay fit and independent for the rest of our lives. In order to live longer in good health we need to change or adjust our lifestyle. Scientists make an enormous effort by

Sugar induces sleep by activating the neurons responsible for sleep onset

Contrary to what one might think, sugar promotes sleepiness and not hyperactivity. There may be a good reason to sleep after a high-sugar meal. That is the conclusion of a new study published by neuroscientists at ESPCI

What happens when quick-response code meets with glucose sensing?

Today, diabetes mellitus and hypoglycemia severely harm human health and daily life. For example, the diabetes increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and of early death. However, conventional glucose sensors containing spectrophotometry, spectrofluorometry, liquid chromatography and flow