Could insulin come in a pill? How a molecule that mimics insulin may advance diabetes research

WEHI (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research) researchers have answered a 100-year-old question in diabetes research: can a molecule different to insulin have the same effect? These findings provide important insights that will shape the future development of an oral insulin pill. 

The research team has visualised how a non-insulin molecule can mimic the role of insulin, a key hormone needed to control blood sugar levels.

The WEHI-led study opens new avenues for the development of drugs that could replace daily insulin injections for people with type 1 diabetes.

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