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Taking inspiration from tortoise shells, doctors develop pill to deliver insulin

A research team has developed a drug capsule that could be used to deliver oral doses of insulin, potentially replacing the injections that patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes have to give themselves every day. About the size of a blueberry, the capsule contains a small needle made of compressed insulin, which is […]

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A new game changer for diabetes: Insulin-producing cells formed using malaria drugs

Diabetes ranks as the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC report that 29 million Americans currently live with the disease, and another 86 million have prediabetes. Type 1 diabetes is characterized by the inability of the pancreas to produce insulin. […]

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This new smart patch releases blood thinners as and when needed

An interdisciplinary team of researchers has developed a smart patch designed to monitor a patient’s blood and release blood-thinning drugs as needed to prevent the occurrence of dangerous blood clots – a condition known as thrombosis. In an animal model, the patch was shown to be more effective at preventing thrombosis than traditional methods of […]

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