Study: Molecular switches may aid in diabetes prevention, treatment

09/27/2011 | Yahoo!

Certain molecular switches prompt pancreatic beta islet cells to multiply and grow, which may bolster insulin production, experts reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Finding ways to trigger pancreatic cells to produce sufficient amounts of insulin may offer a treatment for type 1 diabetes or help boost diabetes prevention, the study's lead author said.

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