insulin resistance

Metabolon's test, called Quantose IR, uses insulin and three non-glycemic biomarkers to assess the risk of a patient becoming prediabetic.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A common variant among Greenlanders is associated with insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, researchers led by the University of Copenhagen's Torben Hansen reported in

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A genome sequencing study in Nature offered hints about genetic strategies organisms may use to maintain species diversity, even in the absence of sexual repr

July has proven to be a big month for microRNAs at the National Institutes of Health, which handed out more than $2.3 million in grants to fund research into both the basic science of the small, non-coding RNAs and their roles in various disease states.

A team led by Max Planck Institute researchers this week published a report linking a single microRNA — miR-802 — to obesity-related insulin resistance and type II diabetes.

At the end of June, the company anticipates launching its first test, for insulin-resistance, with prostate cancer tests targeted for the end of the year.

Research conducted under the five-year CRADA could lead to the development of a new blood test that predicts patients at risk for heart disease and metabolic syndrome. The collaboration could also lead to the development of new targeted drugs.

The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.