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On September 14, 2015 at 09:50:45 UTC the two detectors of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory simultaneously observed a transient gravitational-wave signal. The signal sweeps upwards in frequency from 35 to 250 Hz with a peak gravitational-wave strain of 1.0×10(-21). It matches the waveform predicted by general relativity for the(More)
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS Intramyocellular lipids, including ceramide, a second messenger in the sphingomyelin signalling pathway, might contribute to the development of insulin resistance. The aim of our study was to assess parameters of the skeletal muscle sphingomyelin signalling pathway in men at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. METHODS We studied 12 lean(More)
We report the observation of a gravitational-wave signal produced by the coalescence of two stellar-mass black holes. The signal, GW151226, was observed by the twin detectors of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) on December 26, 2015 at 03:38:53 UTC. The signal was initially identified within 70 s by an online matched-filter(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the clinical, hormonal and biochemical effect of 4-5 months of insulin-sensitizing therapy (hypocaloric diet+metformin) in obese patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). DESIGN Prospective study. METHODS Twenty-three obese patients with PCOS, 19 obese patients without menstrual disturbances and 11 healthy control women were(More)
The gravitational-wave (GW) sky may include nearby pointlike sources as well as stochastic backgrounds. We perform two directional searches for persistent GWs using data from the LIGO S5 science run: one optimized for pointlike sources and one for arbitrary extended sources. Finding no evidence to support the detection of GWs, we present 90% confidence(More)
OBJECTIVE Hyperglycemia and Its Effect After Acute Myocardial Infarction on Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (HEART2D) is a multinational, randomized, controlled trial designed to compare the effects of prandial versus fasting glycemic control on risk for cardiovascular outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes after acute(More)
BACKGROUND Visfatin, a protein secreted by adipose tissue, is suggested to play a role in pathogenesis of insulin resistance. In polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), insulin resistance might be involved in the development of endocrine and metabolic abnormalities. The aim of the study was to asses the relation between serum visfatin concentration and insulin(More)
In vitro studies revealed that insulin resistance might be associated with the intracellular formation of ceramide, the second messenger in the sphingomyelin signaling pathway. The aim of the present study was to examine the content and composition of fatty acids in ceramide and sphingomyelin in human muscle and to evaluate their relationships with insulin(More)
OBJECTIVE There is growing evidence that adiponectin function is related to the pathogenesis of insulin resistance. Insulin resistance might be present even in lean subjects with a strong family history of type 2 diabetes. The aim of the study was to look for adiponectin's role in the pathogenesis of insulin resistance in offspring of type 2 diabetic(More)
Insulin resistance is the underlying metabolic abnormality in the metabolic syndrome. The low-grade chronic inflammation may be associated with metabolic risk factors and atherogenesis. The aim of our study was to establish the link between the metabolic syndrome, as defined by the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) criteria, and insulin(More)