Study decodes gene function that protects against type 2 diabetes

An international research collaboration led by researchers from the Universities of Helsinki and Oxford has identified the biological mechanism through which a genetic variant protects against type 2 diabetes. The study, published in the journal Nature Genetics, finds that changes in a gene which makes zinc transporter proteins reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by enhancing insulin secretion from […]

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In the Austrian gastronomy is a non-Smoking as of today, prohibition – these are the penalties in case of violation

After years of struggle, is in Austria’s gastronomy, starting this Friday (1. November) a Smoking ban. In order for a decision of the Parliament will be implemented, against the had only made the right-wing FPÖ. The ban also applies to Shisha and E-cigarettes. It is not only Local, but all public places where food and drinks are concerned. To fire-festivals, […]

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IQSEC1 gene mutations cause new intellectual disability syndrome

It used to take several years or sometimes decades to unequivocally identify the genes that cause rare human syndromes that affect very few individuals. Nowadays, however, human geneticists and fly and mouse biologists have the means to work together to integrate their data, which has significantly accelerated the pace of disease and gene discovery. This has been the case of […]

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Sport better before or after Breakfast?

According to a new study, the Timing of eating and training times plays a big role for the metabolism: Who drives before Breakfast sports, is better able to control his blood sugar levels. The low levels of insulin also leads to about twice as much fat is burnt, as if you have previously had Breakfast. The researchers in the Journal […]

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Baby, why so much zinc in your blood?

When babies come too early to the world, they have a higher risk for lung problems. The organs ripen quite late in the pregnancy and are not therefore designed for early birth sometimes completely. It is also a five-month-old preemie in Denmark: It needs to be treated due to lung problems at the University hospital of Odense. First of all, […]

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How to Cope With Some Of The Most Awkward Sex Situations

Sex can be sexy (duh!), but it can also be clumsy, and a bit awkward. Sometimes, even talking about sex can be a bit uncomfortable! In a recent survey of 1,686 women ages 25 to 49*, 24 percent of respondents said that talking about sex made them feel uneasy. 😬 Whatever the reason for less-than-ideal sex, from your partner finishing […]

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The Real Reason You Never Want To Have Sex Anymore

You know how some people could eat ice cream every day, and others are satisfied with one cone a month? Your sex drive is like your appetite, according to Sheryl Kingsberg, PhD, the chief of behavioral medicine at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. Some people are in the mood for sex daily, while others are happiest getting action less often. […]

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