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Sun Jan 25, 2015, 03:08 PM

IU researchers cure obesity, diabetes in lab animals

I keep hoping they get the cure before I die of old age!

IU-Bloomington researchers have essentially cured lab animals of obesity, diabetes and associated lipid abnormalities as a step toward curing the same in human adults.

IU researchers and the German Research Center for Environmental Health were the entities behind the preclinical trials, according to a University press release.

The new peptide, or the molecular integration of three gastrointestinal hormones, effectively lowered blood sugar levels, as well as reduced body fat beyond all existing drugs during preclinical trials, according to the work co-led by IU Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Richard DiMarchi and Matthias Tschöp, director of the Institute for Diabetes and Obesity at the German Research Center for Environmental Health.

The results of the preclinical trial progressed the clinical work the same team announced last year that a peptide combining the properties of two endocrine hormones was an effective treatment for adult-onset diabetes, according to the University.


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kdmorris Jan 2015 #1

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Sun Jan 25, 2015, 03:45 PM

1. That's exciting!

A cure would be nice... before I die would be better

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