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Registration is now open for our sixth annual International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine taking place in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 10 and 11, 2018. Learn more about this event, scheduled speakers and sessions, and how to earn credits for attending. Early Bird Registration closes Feb. 15.


In its 2018 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes, the American Diabetes Association maintains that a plant-based eating pattern is an effective option for type 2 diabetes management and encourages clinicians to always include education on lifestyle management.


New Chemical Imaging Method Can Map Chemical Penetration in Human Skin

Researchers recently developed a chemical imaging technique using a microscopic mass detection instrument that allows for human skin sections to be analyzed to detect and map the chemical distribution throughout different layers of the skin. The technique provides accurate measures of chemical penetration through human skin that has not previously been possible and will help to understand how allergens like nickel absorb into and react with the skin. Nickel, one of the most common human allergens, cannot be detected as an allergen in the current animal test for this effect: the mouse local lymph node assay.