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PILOT SCHEME

In the US, the Federal Aviation

Administration (FFA) is set to allow pilots

with insulin-treated diabetes to apply

to fly commercial aircraft. The new

protocol, according to a Department of

Transportation official who spoke with

news organisation CNN, will allow pilots

with insulin-treated diabetes to apply for a

first- or second-class medical certificate,

which is required to fly commercially.

Since 1996, in the US, pilots with

insulin-treated diabetes have been

allowed to act as pilot-in-command of

an airplane, but only on private flights.

The FAA maintained this position even

as countries like the United Kingdom

and Canada gradually allowed pilots with

diabetes to fly commercially, provided

there was a second pilot in the cockpit.

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots

Association, which supported the change,

applauded the forthcoming decision, Jim

Coon, the group's senior vice president of

government affairs commented, "Many

private pilots who are insulin dependent

have been flying safely since 1996.

With medical advancements, such as

continuous glucose monitoring along with

proper protocols, the FAA's impending

proposal should help many highly qualified

pilots fly commercially."

Pilots with insulin-treated diabetes

interested in applying for first- and

second-class medical certificates

will have to provide a comprehensive

medical background and show a history

of managing blood sugars effectively.

If approved, the pilots will be given a

special-issuance medical certificate.

A single neuron appears to monitor and

control sugar levels in flies, according to

research published in the journal Nature.

This insight into the mechanisms in the

fly brain that maintain a balance of two

key hormones controlling glucose levels,

insulin and glucagon, can provide a

framework for understanding diabetes

and obesity in humans.

Neurons that sense and respond to

glucose were identified more than 50

years ago, but what they do in our body

has remained unclear. Researchers at

the Korea Advanced Institute of Science

and Technology (KAIST) and New York

University School of Medicine have now

found a single 'glucose-sensing neuron'

that appears to be the master controller in

Drosophila, the vinegar fly, for maintaining

an ideal glucose balance.

Prof Greg Seong-Bae Suh, Dr.

Yangkyun Oh and colleagues identified

a key neuron that is excited by glucose,

which they called CN neuron. When flies

consume food, the levels of glucose in

their body increase; this excites the CN

neuron, which fires the simultaneous

signals to stimulate insulin and inhibit

glucagon secretion, thereby maintaining

the appropriate balance between the

hormones and sugar in the blood. The

researchers could see this happening

in the brain in real time by using a

combination of cutting-edge fluorescent

calcium imaging technology, as well as

measuring hormone and sugar levels and

applying highly sophisticated molecular

genetic techniques.

When flies were not fed, however, the

researchers observed a reduction in the

activity of CN neuron, a reduction in insulin

secretion and an increase in glucagon

secretion. These findings indicate that

these key hormones are under the direct

control of the glucose-sensing neuron.

Furthermore, when they silenced the

CN neuron rendering dysfunctional CN

neuron in flies, these animals experienced

an imbalance, resulting in hyperglycaemia.

This further suggests that the CN

neuron is critical to maintaining glucose

homeostasis in animals.

While further research is required to

investigate this process in humans, Suh

notes this is a significant step forward

in the fields of both neurobiology and

endocrinology.

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