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Supplementation with amino acid serine eases neuropathy in diabetic mice

January 25, 2023

Supplementation with amino acid serine eases neuropathy in diabetic mice

Approximately half of people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes experience peripheral neuropathy—weakness, numbness, and pain, primarily in the hands and feet. The condition occurs when high levels of sugar circulating in the blood damage peripheral nerves. Now, working with mice, Salk Institute researchers, in collaboration with the University of California San Diego, have identified another factor contributing to diabetes-associated peripheral neuropathy: altered amino acid metabolism.  Full Story


In Cells, UV-Emitting Nail Polish Dryers Damage DNA and Cause Mutations

January 17, 2023

In Cells, UV-Emitting Nail Polish Dryers Damage DNA and Cause Mutations

The ultraviolet nail polish drying devices used to cure gel manicures may pose more of a public health concern than previously thought. Researchers at UC San Diego studied these UV light-emitting devices, and found that their use leads to cell death and cancer-causing mutations in human cells.  Full Story


Identifying pathways to slow cardiac aging

December 22, 2022

Identifying pathways to slow cardiac aging

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, and is caused in part by age-related cardiac structural dysfunction. A team of bioengineers at UC San Diego published a paper in Nature Aging on Dec. 22 that helps advance our understanding of how hearts age, and sheds light on a possible pathway to slow cardiac aging.  Full Story