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Scientists engineered human cells to produce a molecule that stimulates insulin secretion in the presence of caffeine.

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Low levels of a biochemical process involved in fat breakdown predicts weight gain and metabolic complications more than a decade later.

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Deep Brain Stimulation Boosts Insulin Sensitivity

By Shawna Williams | May 24, 2018

One patient with diabetes was able to reduce his medication use while receiving targeted electrical pulses.

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New findings suggest that promoting the growth of fiber-loving bacteria may help manage type 2 diabetes.

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Diabetes Is Five Diseases, Not Two

By Jim Daley | March 5, 2018

The new classification system could help improve personalized medicine approaches to the disease.

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image: Insulin Resistance Pioneer Gerald Reaven Dies

Insulin Resistance Pioneer Gerald Reaven Dies

By Jim Daley | February 21, 2018

The longtime professor at Stanford University School of Medicine researched the role of insulin in diabetes, hypertension, and a plethora of other diseases.

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image: Primary Cilia in Neurons Linked to Obesity

Primary Cilia in Neurons Linked to Obesity

By Abby Olena | January 8, 2018

Three studies—one of mice and two of human genetics—describe the role of two proteins, adenylyl cyclase and melanocortin 4 receptor, in the development of obesity and diabetes. 

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Image of the Day: Glucose Sensor 

By The Scientist Staff | January 2, 2018

Scientists build a biosensor skin patch for noninvasive glucose monitoring. 

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Researchers Identify Obesity-Diabetes Link

By Catherine Offord | December 1, 2017

Exosomes produced by macrophages in fatty tissue influence insulin sensitivity in distant cell types, a study finds.

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Research in human patients and mice reveals the role of the circadian clock in the risk of heart damage at different times of day.

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