Monday, January 14, 2008

Two Interesting Insulin Related Science Pieces Today

The first one is about the causes of insulin resistance, which ultimately may lead to a cure (or at least better treatment options.) Basically, the scientists believe that there's a "metabolic traffic jam" in people with IR which causes the body to be unwilling to run off of stored fat and instead runs off of glucose from food intake.


The second is about the role of C-peptide in insulin production

This one I understand less, but it seems interesting. And there's some MSU folks in on the research.