Inspiration for new diabetes treatments comes from unlikely sources

Studying snail venom and pig tissues is leading researchers to new technologies that may someday treat diabetes. University of Utah researchers are focusing on cone snail venom, which consists of insulin, in order to study it’s fast-acting benefits. “People think it’s easy to make drugs,” Helena Safavi, Ph.D., professor of biology at the University of Utah, said in a press release

Studying snail venom and pig tissues is leading researchers to new technologies that may someday treat diabetes. University of Utah researchers are focusing on cone snail venom, which consists of insulin, in order to study it’s fast-acting benefits. “People think it’s easy to make drugs,” Helena Safavi, Ph.D., professor of biology at the University of Utah, said in a press release

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Inspiration for new diabetes treatments comes from unlikely sources