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    10 Advances Transforming the Lives of Diabetics Worldwide

    November 14 is World Diabetes Day and the month of November is National Diabetes Month in the United States. While there is not yet a cure for diabetes, many Israeli researchers and companies offer improved approaches for avoiding, managing and treating the condition. Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas cannot make insulin – the hormone that regulates blood sugar — or when the body cannot make good use of the insulin it makes.

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    Genetics or Lifestyle: What Is It That Shapes Our Microbiome?

    The question of nature vs. nurture extends to our microbiome – the personal complement of mostly friendly bacteria we carry around with us. Study after study has found that our microbiome affects nearly every aspect of our health, and that the composition of our microbes, which varies from individual to individual, may hold the key to everything from weight gain to mood. Some microbiome researchers had suggested that this variation begins with differences in our genes, but a large-scale study conducted at the Weizmann Institute of Science challenges this idea and provides evidence that the connection between microbiome and health may be even more important than we thought.

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    The Germs That Love Diet Soda

    A <em>New York Times</em> op-ed looks at the work of scientists – including Profs. Eran Elinav and Eran Segal – who are revealing the negative health effects of artificial sweeteners, such as those in diet soda.