Dia-break through?


Emily Jahn

A break through in health science has just been made by the researchers at eh Harvard Stem Cell Institute because they have discovered a hormone that has potential to be effective in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, along with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes is caused by a problem in the way our bodies makes or use insulin. Insulin is needed to move blood sugar into cells, where it is stored and later used for energy. The hormone they discovered, Betatrophin, was tested on mice which resulted that the mice produced insulin-secreting cells up to 30 times the normal rate. Basically, it abled the mice to produce insulin in a natural way with their body along with a great reduction in the complications associated with diabetes. Scientists are hoping that once day the procedures they used on the mice to cure them could be used on humans. “If…

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