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Grady, Quentin John Freeth

"Quentin left his physical body on June 7th 2010. The funeral ceremony was held at the Cresswood Chapel in Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand on Friday 11th June."

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Diabetes in the News

  • New target, potential treatment found for unhealthy levels of fat that can occur in type 1 diabetes
    Researchers have new insight into the complex interchange that can raise blood levels of unhealthy lipids, or fat, in type 1 diabetes, and early evidence that a drug under study to block cancer cell growth can restore healthier levels.
  • New type 2 diabetes biomarker identified
    Type 2 diabetes accounts for around 90 percent of diabetes cases as well as being one of the major cardiovascular risk factors. Researchers have found an epigenetic mechanism implicated in the regulation of blood sugar. The results of this work could help identify patients at risk of developing diabetes, control treatment response, and generate possible future therapies for this disease.
  • Scientists discover molecular link between psychiatric disorders and type 2 diabetes
    Scientists show that a gene called 'DISC1,' which is believed to play a role in mental health disorders, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and some forms of depression, influences the function of pancreatic beta cells which produce insulin to maintain normal blood glucose levels.