Chip ditches blood test snapshots for real-time checks

A new lab-on-a-chip device called real-time ELISA combines blood tests to provide something more like a movie than a photo.

Andrew Myers-Stanford • futurity
Dec. 24, 2020 ~7 min

Drug lets kids with Type 1 diabetes produce insulin

Kids and young adults newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes who took a drug called golimumab were able to produce their own insulin a year later.

Ellen Goldbaum-Buffalo • futurity
Nov. 24, 2020 ~9 min

Insulin ‘block’ may leave humans vulnerable to diabetes

Insulin is in an evolutionary "cul-de-sac," report researchers. The findings could explains rising rates of type 2 diabetes around the world.

Katie Duffey-Indiana U. • futurity
Nov. 9, 2020 ~7 min

‘Ultrafast’ insulin may be 4X speedier than the regular stuff

A new formula for ultrafast insulin could work in much less time than the current stuff, according to research with pigs.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford • futurity
July 2, 2020 ~9 min

2-in-1 injection may help diabetics control blood sugar

If proven safe and effective in human trials, a two-in-one injection could make it easier for diabetics to effectively control their blood sugar levels.

Tom Abate-Stanford • futurity
May 13, 2020 ~8 min

Common diabetes drug helps reverse diabetic patients' heart disease risk

Millions of lives could be saved with this simple drug combination.

Charalambos Antoniades, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Oxford • conversation
May 4, 2020 ~5 min

Blood sugar levels may influence vulnerability to coronavirus, and controlling them through conventional means might be protective

What does high blood sugar have to do with vulnerability to COVID-19? And is there a role for the controversial drug hydroxychloroquine in lowering blood sugar in COVID-19 patients?

Adam M. Brufsky, Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh • conversation
April 22, 2020 ~6 min

New approach makes beta cells that cure diabetes in mice

A new way to convert human stem cells into insulin-producing cells cured diabetes in mice for at least nine months.

Jim Dryden-WUSTL • futurity
March 2, 2020 ~4 min

This other bariatric surgery better reduces diabetes

A bariatric surgery that's uncommon in the US better reduces type 2 diabetes risk than the standard option, a small study shows.

Jim Dryden-WUSTL • futurity
Oct. 4, 2019 ~6 min

Without ‘roadblocks’, diabetic mice get more insulin-making cells

Without two receptors, diabetic mice on a high-fat diet were able to make more beta cells, which produce insulin.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
May 22, 2019 ~6 min