Thursday, December 7, 2023
Thursday, December 7, 2023

Study Finds Baricitinib Could Delay Progression of Type 1 Diabetes – HCPLive

A trial comparing baricitinib against placebo in people with new-onset type 1 diabetes suggests use could contribute to the preservation of β-cell function. Thomas Kay, MBBS, PhDCredit: LinkedInBaricitinib (Olumiant), an agent used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, could prove useful for delaying the progression of type 1 diabetes, according to data from a randomized, controlled trial of 91 patients.Funded by JDRF International, the trial, which compared baricitinib against placebo for preserving β-cell function in type 1 diabetes, concluded daily treatment with baricitinib over 48 weeks reduced need for insulin and appeared to preserve β-cell function among these patients.1“It is tremendously exciting for us to be the first group anywhere in the world to test the efficacy of baricitinib as a potential type 1 diabetes treatment,” said principal investigator Thomas Kay, MBBS, PhD, director of and head of the Tom Mandel Islet Transplant Program at St Vincent's Institute in Melbourne.2 “Up until now, people with type 1 diabetes have been reliant on insulin delivered via injection or infusion pump. Our trial showed that, if started early enough after diagnosis, and while the participants remained on the medication, their production of insulin was maintained.”In the 100 years after the discovery of

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Texas A&M AgriLife Research breeder explores adapting mung beans for Texas

Mung beans might be absent from many menus across the U.S., but Texas A&M AgriLife Research and AgriVentis Technologies are investigating the potential of this alternative protein source. Waltram Ravelombola, Ph.D., a Texas A&M AgriLife Research organic and specialty crop breeder in Vernon, is conducting variety trials for mung beans across Texas. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo) Mung beans are a legume that is good for both the body and the soil, but few are currently grown in the U.S. A small acreage exists in Texas, Oklahoma and California, but a growing market is prompting larger interest in finding varieties that will flourish throughout Texas. Mung beans offer health and environmental benefits to producers who introduce them into their cropping systems, said Waltram Ravelombola, Ph.D., an AgriLife Research organic and specialty crop breeder at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Vernon and the Texas A&M Department of Soil and Crop Sciences. AgriVentis approached Ravelombola and AgriLife Research about conducting variety trials for their mung beans to measure their adaptation to Texas production. “Mung bean is a legume that provides a high-quality protein for humans, and it also helps farmers diversify a producer’s crop rotation,” Ravelombola said. “They can be double

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LinkedIn, Zoom May Be Enforcers’ Next Recordkeeping Target – Law360

By Sarah Jarvis (December 5, 2023, 8:41 PM EST) -- Financial firm communications on platforms like LinkedIn and Zoom may be an upcoming focus for regulators after a spate of enforcement actions over off-channel communications via WhatsApp and other texting applications, according to a report released Tuesday.... Law360 is on it, so you are, too. A Law360 subscription puts you at the center of fast-moving legal issues, trends and developments so you can act with speed and confidence. Over 200 articles are published daily across more than 60 topics, industries, practice areas and jurisdictions. A Law360 subscription includes features such as Daily newsletters Expert analysis Mobile app Advanced search Judge information Real-time alerts 450K+ searchable archived articles And more! Experience Law360 today with a free 7-day trial.

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Gen Z will prioritize staying healthy in 2024, Instagram survey shows – CNBC

The wellness industry will probably continue to soar in 2024, as it did in 2023, especially with the help of Gen Z. To get a peak into what 2024 holds for the younger population, from pre-teens to those in their mid-twenties, Instagram asked them directly about their interests, which may drive the trends we see next year.In partnership with the Worth Global Style Network, a leading trend forecaster internationally, Instagram created a survey asking about the "topics, issues, and trends that matter to Gen Z," according to the platform's release for their 2024 Instagram Trend Talk. About 5,000 Gen Z participants responded to the survey across the U.S., U.K., India, South Korea and Brazil, according to Meta.DON'T MISS: The No. 1 industry Gen Z wants to work in, according to new research—it’s not techWhen asked about what their top three priorities for lifestyle would be in 2024, here's what Gen Z landed on:Staying healthy (including working out often and eating healthy meals)Exploring a career pathTravelingAnd if they could choose what era they want 2024 to be for them, the Zoomers gravitated towards these descriptors:Self Improvement or DevelopmentLuckyUnapologetically MyselfEntrepreneurship is also looking more attractive to Gen Z, with 1 in 3

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Emerging from Twitter’s Ashes: BlueSky and LinkedIn as Beacons of User Privacy and … – Medium

Photo by Alexander Shatov on UnsplashTwitter, once a vibrant and influential social media platform, has witnessed a dramatic decline in recent years, transforming from a beacon of connectivity into a desolate landscape of negativity, toxicity, and misinformation. The platform’s once-thriving community has dwindled, replaced by a growing chorus of discontent and disillusionment.Prior to Elon Musk’s acquisition in 2022, Twitter was widely regarded as a groundbreaking platform, empowering users to connect, share ideas, and engage with diverse perspectives. It was a place where individuals could express themselves freely, fostering meaningful connections and expanding their horizons.However, under Musk’s leadership, the platform’s trajectory took a sharp turn for the worse. Musk’s hands-off approach and controversial decisions ignited a firestorm of criticism, with many users accusing him of neglecting the platform’s core principles and fostering an environment conducive to abuse.The once-cherished principles of open communication and respectful discourse became distorted, replaced by a culture of hostility, harassment, and the relentless spread of misinformation. Twitter’s algorithms, initially designed to connect users with relevant content, inadvertently amplified divisive narratives and echo chambers, further exacerbating the platform’s descent into chaos.Musk’s decision to rebrand Twitter as “X” in an attempt to signal a new era did little to

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Impressive Wins Mark the Start of Track Season at Sharon Colyear-Danville Season Opener

At the Sharon Colyear-Danville Season Opener hosted by Boston University Track & Tennis Center, track and field athletes showcased their skills in a series of compelling races, setting a vibrant tone for the season. ALSO READ: Shawnti Jackson Shares Insights on Self-Care and Social Media Noah Lyles Clinches Third Jesse Owens Award, Sha’Carri Richardson Named Jackie Joyner-Kersee Athlete of the Year In the women’s 60m dash, Boston University’s own Jada Smith clinched first place with a time of 7.59 seconds, closely followed by UNB REDS’ Jillian Langille at 7.66 seconds and Southern Connecticut State’s Ella Maclean at 7.73 seconds. On the men’s side in the 60m dash, Jerome Campbell of Northern Colorado sprinted to victory with a time of 6.83 seconds. He was trailed by Marist’s Amari Mathis at 6.94 seconds and Fletcher Hoven from Williams, clocking in at 7.05 seconds. Jillian Langille, who finished second in the women’s 60m, returned to win the women’s 200m for UNB REDS with a time of 25.15 seconds. Davidson’s Kierra Marshall and Boston University’s Ijeoma Ezechukwu completed the top three. In the men’s 200m, Mozi Guobadia of MIT emerged victorious, recording a time of 22.26 seconds, edging out UNB REDS’ Jackson Banks and

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