Medical research

Deleting dysfunctional cells alleviates diabetes

Eliminating old, dysfunctional cells in human fat also alleviates signs of diabetes, researchers from UConn Health report. The discovery could lead to new treatments for Type 2 diabetes and other metabolic diseases.


New anti-diabetic treatment approved for human trials

A new anti-diabetic compound derived from a garden flower has been approved by Health Canada for Phase 1 human trials. GlycoNet researcher Stephen Withers anticipates that the compound could be used to develop a treatment ...


A drug that does double duty in treating diabetes

Yale researchers have developed an oral medication to treat diabetes that controls insulin levels while simultaneously reversing the inflammatory effects of the disease.


Needle-free glucose monitoring a step closer for diabetics

A needle-free technology that would allow people with diabetes to measure blood sugar levels without having to stick a needle into their fingertips, has been bought closer to reality by researchers at the Auckland Bioengineering ...


Experimental compound counters diabetic complications

An experimental compound reduced complications of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in mice—not by lowering blood sugar—but by countering its consequences: cell death, inflammation, and organ damage.

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