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Diabetes discovery may be ‘game-changer’

EDMONTON—Researchers from the University of Alberta say they have identified a new molecular pathway that manages the amount of insulin produced by the body.

And they’re touting the discovery as a potential “game-changer” in the field of diabetes research.

The new pathway was found after researchers examined pancreatic cells from 99 human organ donors.

Babies’ whooping cough source likely siblings; vaccinating moms while pregnant can help

CHICAGO Infants are more likely to catch whooping cough from their siblings than their moms, says a study with implications for how to protect them.

Previously, moms were considered the more common source of infection. The change is probably due in part to an increased frequency of whooping cough among school-aged children, the study of government data suggests.