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Significant finding in fight against diabetes

09 July 2012

Scientists at the Hyderabad-based Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) have, in a significant finding that can help fight diabetes, successfully deactivated a gene to regulate the functioning of beta cells in pancreas.

The team of researchers found that “knocking out” a gene in mice led to higher insulin production and better glucose tolerance. The malfunction of beta cells leads to non-production of insulin or production of ineffective insulin. In either case, the problem is manifested in the form of diabetes. The CCMB team could regulate the mass of beta cells in pancreas in the mouse model…..

Read more: http://www.khaleejtimes.com/kt-article-display-1.asp?section=health&xfile=data/health/2012/July/health_July9.xml

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Written by csirindia

July 11, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Posted in CCMB

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