Signaling switch in pancreatic beta-cells determines anti-diabetic drug effectiveness

An international research group has clarified the action mechanism of incretin-based drugs in the treatment of diabetes. The research group headed by Professor Seino Susumu included Researcher Okechi Oduori et al. (Division of Molecular and Metabolic Medicine, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine), Professor Shimomura Kenju (Fukushima Medical University), Professor Patrik Rorsman (University of Oxford, […]

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Global study shows four-month treatment for tuberculosis as effective as six-month regimen

With everyone focused on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it’s easy to overlook the fact that there are other health threats still plaguing the world. Number one on the list is tuberculosis (TB), the disease that the World Health Organization calls the leading cause of death worldwide—some 1.5 million fatalities annually—from a single infectious agent (the […]

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Facebook says AI has fueled a hate speech crackdown

Facebook says it is proactively detecting more hate speech using artificial intelligence. A new transparency report released on Thursday offers greater detail on social media hate following policy changes earlier this year, although it leaves some big questions unanswered. Facebook’s quarterly report includes new information about hate speech prevalence. The company estimates that 0.10 to […]

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