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2012-05-15 21:20:52

A new link between obesity and type 2 diabetes found in mice could open the door to exploring new potential drug treatments for diabetes.

2012-04-13 05:28:42

Maintaining the right level of sugar in the blood is the responsibility not only of insulin, which removes glucose, but also of a hormone called glucagon, which adds glucose.

2012-04-12 21:04:31

Maintaining the right level of sugar in the blood is the responsibility not only of insulin, which removes glucose, but also of a hormone called glucagon, which adds glucose.

2012-01-04 12:01:11

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Institute for Regenerative Medicine and colleagues have discovered a new protein that may play a critical role in how the human body regulates blood sugar levels.

2011-09-27 13:03:25

Researchers at the Salk Institute have discovered how a hormone turns on a series of molecular switches inside the pancreas that increases production of insulin.

2011-06-16 01:09:00

COPENHAGEN, Denmark and INGELHEIM, Germany, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Boehringer Ingelheim Obtains Global Rights to glucagon/GLP-1 Dual Agonists, including ZP2929, Zealand Pharma's Lead Drug Candidate in This Class - Zealand Pharma is Eligible to Receive Total Projected Milestone Payments of up to EUR376 million for ZP2929 Today,...

2011-05-13 10:26:30

A uniquely collaborative study by researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies uncovered a novel mechanism that turns up glucose production in the liver when blood sugar levels drop, pointing towards a new class of drugs for the treatment of metabolic disease.

2011-03-24 17:51:48

Diabetes type 2 is caused by insufficient levels of insulin to keep blood glucose under control.


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2010-12-03 18:12:26

Insulin, a hormone, is used to regulate carbohydrate and fat metabolism in the body. Insulin causes cells to take up glucose from the blood and store it as glycogen in the liver and muscle. This hormone stops the body from using fat as an energy source by inhibiting the release of glucagons. Without insulin the body fails to take glucose into the bodies cells and in turns uses fat as an energy source. It also has several other anabolic effects throughout the body. Diabetes mellitus results...

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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.