Primary cilia are found protruding from most cells in a wide variety of organisms, and defects in cilia have been implicated in everything from polycystic kidney disease to vision and hearing loss. In the kidney, they monitor the flow of urine; in the eye, they sense the wavelength of light; in cartilage, they sense pressure; and in the heart, blood flow.
Going to bed late, sleeping in, and eating a big dinner were all associated with poorer glycemic control in a new study of 194 patients with type 2 diabetes.
The prevalence of diabetes among US adults grew by 45% over the past 20 years, with the greatest increase seen among seniors aged 65 and over, according to a new study based on surveillance data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
High LDL cholesterol levels were a weak predictor of myocardial infarction risk in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), a study found.