Navigation Links
Nobelist James Watson proposes an unconventional view of type 2 diabetes causation
Date:2/27/2014

Cold Spring Harbor, NY At 85, Nobel laureate James D. Watson, the co-discoverer of the double-helix structure of DNA, continues to advance intriguing scientific ideas. His latest, a hypothesis on the causation of type 2 diabetes, is to appear 7 pm Thursday US time in the online pages of The Lancet, the prestigious British medical journal.

Watson's hypothesis, which is featured as the Lancet cover story in the U.S. print edition dated March 1-7, 2014, suggests that diabetes, dementias, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers are linked to a failure to generate sufficient biological oxidants, called reactive oxygen species (ROS). Watson also argues the case for a better understanding of the role of exercise in helping to remedy this deficiency.

"The prevalent view of type 2 diabetes," Dr. Watson says, "is that an excess of intracellular oxidation causes inflammation, which in turn kills cells in pancreatic tissue." Proper function of those cells, it is well understood, is critical for the maintenance of normal blood glucose levels.

Over the last several years Watson has been puzzling out an alternative view, based on facts reported in the peer-reviewed literature of medicine and molecular biology. (He makes clear that he is not a medical doctor, rather a student of science.) He does not question that pancreatic tissue in people with type 2 diabetes is indeed inflamed. But he does present a novel theory of why. "The fundamental cause, I suggest, is a lack of biological oxidants, not an excess," he says.

For years, Watson knew, doctors have been telling patients with incipient type 2 diabetes those with high blood sugar levels -- to exercise, often before putting them on a well-proven glucose-lowering drug regimen such as Metformin. Exercise seemed to Watson the key to the puzzle: what was it about exercise that served to benefit people with high blood sugar?

There were important clues, he specul
'/>"/>

Contact: Peter Tarr
tarr@cshl.edu
516-367-5055
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Medical Tourism: Uncharted Territory for Patients James Goldberg, Author of the American Medical Money Machine, Is Offering a New Consulting Service to Medical Patients Considering “Medical Tourism” Treatment
2. James George, MD: 2012 ASH Wallace H. Coulter Award for Lifetime Achievement in Hematology
3. Before Skyfall: 46 years of violence in James Bond movies
4. NAI Fellows Robert Langer, Leroy Hood and Member James Wynne receive US National Medals
5. Nobel laureate James Watson publishes novel hypothesis on curing late-stage cancers
6. Driving While Drowsy in Buffalo: Lawyer James E. Morris Urges Motorists To Wake Up to the Facts
7. Dr. James Wanless on Tarot, Kathi Kennedi on Hypno-Reiki, Nina Rehzats & Teresa Figueroa on Quantum Healing, Suzy Prudden on Making Money on Dr. Carol Francis Radio Show
8. Eldon James Highlights Eco-Friendly Tubing and Fitting Assemblies at MedTec Europe
9. A-lign Senior Consultant James McAllister Receives QSA Certification
10. Complete Currency Trader: Review Of James Edward's Advanced Forex Trading Course Released
11. Brain researcher James Poulet receives the 2013 Paul Ehrlich Prize for Young Researchers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/23/2014)... The National Quality Forum’s (NQF) Board ... for a defined period that will assess the ... measures for sociodemographic factors, prior to making a ... can be socioeconomic, e.g., income, education, and occupation, ... Growing evidence shows that sociodemographic factors may ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... Recently, iFitDress.com, a professional company of women’s dresses and related ... party dresses . Aside from that, it has launched a ... to 63% off. , “We are excited to offer our ... all manufactured by trustworthy and experienced workers in the fashion ... is great to provide such a great opportunity for our ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... of Exeter has developed a simple, cheap and ... lung disease which attacks immune deficient individuals such ... , The lateral-flow device (LFD), created by Professor ... difficult to diagnose disease caused by the fungus ... aspergillosis is a leading cause of death in ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... July 23, 2014 A new study ... power morcellator ( http://www.injurybeacon.com/power-morcellator/ ) during minimally invasive ... throughout a woman’s body, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. The ... Journal of the American Medical Association, looked at 36,000 ... at 500 U.S. hospitals from 2006 to 2012. Ninety-nine ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... (NEW YORK, NY, July 24, 2014) If past ... New York State are about to get a lot ... Massachusetts, laws already on the books allowing NPs to ... contributions to patient care and better relationships with physicians ... to a study from Columbia University School of Nursing, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:NQF Board Approves Trial Period to Test Impact of Risk Adjustment of Performance Measures for Sociodemographic Factors 2Health News:Cheap 2014 Vintage Party Dresses From Professional Supplier iFitDress.com 2Health News:New device detects deadly lung disease 2Health News:Power Morcellator News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Publication of New Study Confirming Potential for Uterine Morcellation to Spread Undetected Cancer 2Health News:Power Morcellator News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Publication of New Study Confirming Potential for Uterine Morcellation to Spread Undetected Cancer 3Health News:Power Morcellator News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Publication of New Study Confirming Potential for Uterine Morcellation to Spread Undetected Cancer 4Health News:New York law offers nurses more recognition, responsibility 2
... Henrico Doctors, Hospital is a full service acute care ... St. Mary,s Hospital. Early in 2008, Henrico,s administration noted ... St. Mary,s volume was increasing. After investigation, the problem ... and was compounding throughout the facility. Most notably, ...
... PORTLAND, Ore. Oregon Health & Science University and ... partner institutions across the Northwest, have received federal funding ... emerging or re-emerging infectious diseases that pose a serious ... the collaborative Pacific Northwest Regional Center for Excellence (PNWRCE) ...
... LLC has incorporated the NexCura(R) Cancer ProfilerTools from Thomson ... portal that provides information tools and clinically useful content ... their patients."This collaboration is another important step in helping ... Chris Yoo, Ph.D., president and CEO of MedTrust Online. ...
... Nichols Institute Diagnostics, Pleads Guilty to Felony Misbranding ... its subsidiary, Nichols Institute Diagnostics (NID), have entered ... to resolve criminal and civil claims concerning various ... marketed and sold to laboratories throughout the country ...
... April 15 TopBestPennyStocks.com is pleased to ... are interested in stocks on the move and in the news ... http://www.TopBestPennyStocks.com Today,s focused alerts include: ChinaCast Education (Nasdaq: ... VM ), Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX ), Pfizer Inc. ...
... in minimally invasive surgical techniques -- most notably, ... common surgical option across the United States for ... , A newer, third option is a hybrid ... safe and effective and compares favorably with standard ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Compirion and Henrico Doctors Hospital Team Up to Improve Quality of Care 2Health News:Compirion and Henrico Doctors Hospital Team Up to Improve Quality of Care 3Health News:Compirion and Henrico Doctors Hospital Team Up to Improve Quality of Care 4Health News:Compirion and Henrico Doctors Hospital Team Up to Improve Quality of Care 5Health News:OHSU scientists partner with others to form center aimed at combating infectious diseases 2Health News:OHSU scientists partner with others to form center aimed at combating infectious diseases 3Health News:MedTrust Online to Provide NexCura Cancer Profiler Tools from Thomson Reuters to Oncologists 2Health News:Quest Diagnostics to Pay U.S. $302 Million to Resolve Allegations That a Subsidiary Sold Misbranded Test Kits 2Health News:Quest Diagnostics to Pay U.S. $302 Million to Resolve Allegations That a Subsidiary Sold Misbranded Test Kits 3Health News:Quest Diagnostics to Pay U.S. $302 Million to Resolve Allegations That a Subsidiary Sold Misbranded Test Kits 4Health News:TopBestPennyStocks.com Issues Technical Trade Alerts on Hot Stocks in the Market Today: CAST, VM, NFLX, PFE, AA, & COF 2Health News:Helping hand of hybrid surgery benefits colorectal patients 2
(Date:7/23/2014)... -- UBM Medica US today announced the launch of ... information resource for neurologists and other healthcare providers to ... neurological disorders . The prevalence of ... access to dedicated information for healthcare providers who treat ... , 1 in 6 people are affected ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... , July 23, 2014 Research ... "Diagnostic Electrocardiograph (ECG) Market by Product, End-user & by ... to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... is segmented into three major segments, namely, holter monitor, ... market was valued at $3,683 million in 2013 and ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Centers for Medicare & ... Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) contract to a partnership ... Effective August 1, WVMI will launch Quality Insights ... , Pennsylvania , Delaware ... Louisiana.  The Network will engage providers and the community ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:UBM Medica US Launches NeurologyTimes.com 2UBM Medica US Launches NeurologyTimes.com 3Global Diagnostic Electrocardiograph (Resting, Stress, Holter Monitor) (ECG) Market - Forecast to 2020 2Global Diagnostic Electrocardiograph (Resting, Stress, Holter Monitor) (ECG) Market - Forecast to 2020 3Announcing a New Regional Approach to Medicare Quality Improvement 2
... 20, 2012   Sysmex America, Inc., a global leader ... today announced its 200th placement of Sysmex WAM ... Laboratory.  Sysmex WAM is now connecting nearly 600 sites ... U.S. and Canada. Sysmex WAM plays a key role ...
... Assured Pharmacy (Pinksheets: APHY), a leading specialty pharmacy group ... present at Anda,s 2012 Supply Chain Symposium on Thursday, ... in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.  Assured Pharmacy has been ... dispensing controlled substances at pharmacies.   Anda ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Sysmex America Achieves Clinical Laboratory Connectivity Milestone 2Assured Pharmacy to Present at Anda's 2012 Supply Chain Symposium 2Assured Pharmacy to Present at Anda's 2012 Supply Chain Symposium 3
The reliable and easy-to-use 3900/P pulse oximeter is now more advanced - featuring TruTrak+ technology, the proprietary clinical motion algorithm from Datex+-Ohmeda....
... Digital Pulse Oximeter monitors SpO2, ... It is designed to provide ... patients. The device rejects spontaneous ... the operator of excess artifacts ...
... The 8600FO is designed to ... MRI users for patient safety ... Fiber Optic Sensors and Cables ... is eliminated, as well as ...
... The 8600 Series Tabletop/Portable ... simple universal tool for patient ... continuous monitoring, the 8600 has ... professionals worldwide and is recognized ...
Medicine Products: