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  • New way in which insulin interacts with its receptor discovered

    Since the discovery of insulin nearly 100 years ago, scientists have explored how it interacts with its receptor with the goal of improving the ability of therapeutic insulins to mimic the way insulin works in the body. In a new study, researchers have solved a critical piece of the puzzle by showin more

  • Insulin strengthens the intestinal barrier and protects against colorectal cancer

    Excess weight promotes the development of insulin resistance and the incidence of colon cancer. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Metabolic Research in Cologne identified a new mechanism of the insulin signalling in the intestinal mucosa, which is responsible for maintaining the intestina more

  • How Type 1 Diabetes Gradually Destroys Insulin Production

    Using the new Imaging Mass Cytometry method, Zurich researchers have investigated the pancreas of healthy organ donors and those with type 1 diabetes. The study shows that many beta cells, which normally produce insulin, are still present in the early stages of the disease, but look very different. more

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World Diabetes Day

Here’s a mini-graphic taking a quick look at what diabetes is, and the differences between the three main types. more

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