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4 Months ago

Sea snail, human insulin hybrid could lead to better diabetes treatments

Nearly a century after insulin was discovered, an international team of researchers report that they have developed the world's smallest, fully functional version of the hormone, one that combines the potency of human insulin with the fast-acting potential of a venom insulin produced by predatory cone snails. The finding, based on animal studies, could jumpstart the development of insulin treatments capable of improving the lives of those with diabetes.

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