Threat associated with stress
Threat associated with stress – Stress arising through work or school, can lead to serious health problems. Such as cardiovascular diseases or the development of depression. Engineers from the lab ETH Zurich have developed in connection with this small device that allows you to measure stress levels. The instrument combines the measurement of skin conductance, heart rate and breathing with the measurement of stress hormones in saliva.
Synthetic exendin – Previously only from saliva
Synthetic exendin – Eli Lilly & Co. has developed synthetically exendin – 4. Previously only obtainable from the saliva of the Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum) – one of two venomous lizards in the world. Living in the deserts of the north – western Mexico and south – western United States. During the manufacturing process used the latest methods of biogenetics. Exendin is intended for the treatment of type 2 diabetes has become a forerunner in a new series of drugs known as mimetic (imitation) incretin. They imitate the action of incretin hormones found in nature. In addition to the pancreas incretins also affect other organs in connection with the regulation of glucose – liver, kidney, muscle and brain.
Venomous among primates – Nycticebus apes
Venomous among primates – Nycticebus apes of the genus are small primates represent earning the increase from 18 to 40 cm. They are among the few venomous mammals. In the upper limbs have glands that produce secretions, which combined with their saliva is toxic. They distribute poison tongue after the hair, thereby protecting the whole body. The bite can be dangerous even for an adult.