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DDI Genomics team prove that SARS-COV-2 virus has been recombining as early as March 2020

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Genomics and Bioinformatics Department members were able to prove that different strains or variants of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus are co-infecting and combining their genomes in one patient. This means ...

IRAP, A novel biomarker of prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes?

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Type 2 diabetes is increasing worldwide, causing both a health and socioeconomic burden. Fortunately, type 2 diabetes can be prevented if proper intervention is introduced during the early stages of ...

DDI joins COVIDIAB, an international group of researchers that aim to investigate newly diagnosed COVID-19-related diabetes.

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Recent evidence emerges showing that COVID-19 may cause diabetes in patients with no previous history of diabetes. It has been well-established in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic that ob ...

DDI Researchers Volunteer at Local Hospitals to Help with SARS-COV-2 Testing

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Researchers at DDI have volunteered their time and expertise to help screen patients for COVID-19 A group of DDI researchers offered to volunteer their skills at different local hospitals to hel ...

SARS-CoV-2: Researchers at DDI do their part

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Amid the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, researchers at DDI, led by Chief Scientific Officer Prof. Fahd Al-Mulla, are collaborating with the MoH to help contain the spread and mitigate risks for the population. ...

Novel Non-invasive Method To Detect Vascular Complications In Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

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Complications of diabetes can be an emotional topic for those with diabetes. The high sugar level in the blood can damage tissues throughout the body, such as nerves, eyes, or kidneys. These side eff ...

The animal facility hosts new batches of Spague-Dawley rats and C57 mice

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1. The animal facility hosts new batches of Spague-Dawley rats and C57 mice. Scientists are welcome to utilize these animals for their existing and upcoming projects. 2. The protocol for the geno ...

Epigenetics Applications In Type 2 Diabetes: Rna Methylation Can Regulate Human SS-cell Biology And Insulin Secretion

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The regulation of islet cell biology is critical for glucose homeostasis. Multiple studies demonstrated that m6A mediators (writers, erasers and readers) are expressed in human islets from control gr ...

How Large Is The Repertoire Of T2DM Susceptibility Gene Loci?

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Genome-wide efforts to delineate the gene loci that are susceptible to type 2 diabetes began to take shape around the year 2000. The study cohorts largely represented people of European descent. Few ...

Diabetes-associated Increase In Heart Failure (HF) Risk Differs Among Men And Women

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DIABETES-ASSOCIATED INCREASE IN HEART FAILURE (HF) RISK DIFFERS AMONG MEN AND WOMEN A meta-analysis published in Diabetologia involving more than 12 million people found that women with Type 1 Di ...

Glucagon in the liver and the pancreas

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Two hormones produced in the pancreas regulate blood glucose levels: insulin and glucagon. Food intake rises blood glucose levels and induces the secretion of insulin from pancreatic beta cells, whic ...

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