Sea-Snail Venom Holds Key To Diabetes Medication

Sea-Snail Venom Holds Key To Diabetes Medication

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Researchers said it was fascinating to uncover how the cone snail insulin was able to have such a rapid effect on its prey and that the peptide had therapeutic potential in humans. When the cone
14 Sep 2016 - General
There are instances where rapidly acting insulin would be of great help. People with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, either type I or type II sometimes present to the emergency department with life threatening hyperglycemia. Diabetic ketoacidosis or Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic State (HHS) can cause serious metabolic derangements so the hyperglycemia should be corrected rapidly. Currently the insulin that we use have fairly prolonged action times, so if we can successfully extract this fast acting...
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