Archive: Aug 2011

Bulletproof Skin: Just what we(DFU Docs) were looking for.

August 25, 2011

Human Skin, Made (Semi-)Bulletproof by BRIAN KLEIN on Aug 23, 2011 • 5:27 pm 1 Comment 8 inShare Here’s an unusual story. As part of a “bio-art” project, Dutch artist Jalila Essaïdi collaborated with the Forensic Genomics Consortium Netherlands with the goal of developing bulletproof skin. To accomplish this, the scientists merged human skin cells with spider silk harvested from transgenic goats. In tests, the skin proved to be strong enough to stop a .22 caliber bullet fired at a reduced speed. It didn’t succeed, however,…

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Neuropathic Feet Need Steady Activity

August 2, 2011

Take Home Message: Be Consistent Thanks to SALSA grad Tim Fisher for finding and tweeting this from his home in the UAE . It’s work from Robert Gabbay from Penn State reviewed in MedPage today. Enjoy. _________________ By Kristina Fiore Diabetes patients enrolled in a medical home program supported by multiple payers saw improvements in several aspects of their care, researchers say.A study of 10,000 patients who had been in the program for a year found that the percentage of patients…

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New Exercise Recommendations for Treating Type 2 Diabetes

August 2, 2011

New Guidelines for Exercise in Type 2 Diabetes New guidelines stress the crucial role that physical activity plays in the management of Type 2 diabetes: physicians should prescribe exercise….They replace recommendations made in the American College of Sports Medicine Position Stand, “Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes,” issued in 2000. Developed by a panel of 9 experts, the new guidelines are published concurrently in the December issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise and Diabetes Care. “High-quality studies establishing the importance of…

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