Cone snail, human insulin hybrid could lead to better diabetes treatments

Good News Notes:

“An international team of researchers, including University of Utah Health scientists, report they have developed the world’s smallest, fully functional version of insulin.

The human hybrid insulin combines the potency of human insulin with the fast-acting potential of venom insulin produced by predatory cone snails. The finding, based on animal studies, could jumpstart the development of insulin treatments capable of improving the lives of those with diabetes, a press release stated.”

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