Researchers find hope in diabetes battle

Sep 16, 2006

Canadian researchers have found what they hope is a magic bullet in combating diabetes.

McMasters University scientists are crediting extra use by the commonly prescribed Rosiglitazone for the hope of cutting the diabetes epidemic in half, the Hamilton Spectator said.

Widely used to treat type 2 diabetes, Rosiglitazone has been found effective for those at highest risk because of genetics, age or obesity, making it what researchers call the first line of defense for diabetes.

The results of the $25 million study were presented Friday at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Copenhagen.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Explore further: Britain to offer all infants meningitis B vaccine

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Argonne research expanding from injectors to inhalers

Mar 04, 2015

There is a world of difference between tailpipes and windpipes, but researchers at the Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have managed to link the two with groundbreaking research that could ...

A first of its kind tool to study the histone code

Feb 10, 2015

University of North Carolina scientists have created a new research tool, based on the fruit fly, to help crack the histone code. This research tool can be used to better understand the function of histone proteins, which ...

Clearer future for blind thanks to vOICe device

Dec 12, 2014

New findings from researchers in our Department of Psychology could pave the way for better treatments for blind and partially-sighted people using the revolutionary sensory substitution device, 'The vOICe'. ...

Recommended for you

Third Minnesota turkey farm hit by bird flu outbreak

Mar 28, 2015

An outbreak of a bird flu strain that's deadly to poultry deepened Saturday when state and federal officials confirmed a third Minnesota turkey farm has been infected, this time in one of the state's top poultry producing ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.