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Diabetes researchers believe the future is bright

Diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases in the world, but as yet there exists no known cure for the malady. Now, as part of an international collaboration, researchers at Sweden's Uppsala University will attempt to reprogram cells involved in insulin production, in the hopes of reversing the course of Type 1 diabetes. Diabetes is one of the world’s most widespread diseases. However, it is unclear exactly how many people are affected. Virtually everywhere in the world, the number of diabetes patients is…

Viking Age script deciphered mentioning ‘Allah’ and ‘Ali’

Researchers in Sweden have found Arabic characters woven into burial costumes from Viking boat graves, raises new questions about the influence of Islam in Scandinavia. The researchers at Uppsala University behind the study also show that both Allah and Ali are invoked in the patterns of the bands. The Arabic characters appear on woven bands of silk in burial costumes found in Viking Age boat-graves, as well as in the chamber graves clothing of central Viking Age sites such as Birka in Swedish Mälardalen. They were…