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Researchers at CCMB make breakthrough discovery to contain diabetes by deactivating a gene

21 June 2012

HYDERABAD: A team of researchers at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMD) in Hyderabad have come out with a major breakthrough discovery to contain diabetes by successfully deactivating a gene to regulate the functioning of beta cells in pancreas. The malfunction of these beta cells leads to non-production of insulin or production of ineffective insulin.

The research team conducted the experiments on the mouse model. In this model, the researchers could successfully regulate the mass of beta cells in pancreas of the mouse. Analysts say that this new research outcome will have many medical implications, the major among them being the successful management and control of diabetes. The quantity of pancreatic beta cells determines whether a person is diabetic or normal….

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Written by csirindia

June 22, 2012 at 5:48 am

Posted in CCMB

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