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Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert glucose, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. Insulin allows cells to use glucose for fuel and is secreted by beta cells in the islets of Langerhans. The release of insulin from the pancreas is stimulated by increased blood glucose, vagal nerve stimulation, and other factors. Insulin is obtained from various animals and available in a variety of preparations. Commercial insulin preparations differ in a number of ways, including differences in the animal species from which they are obtained; their purity, concentration, and solubility; and the time of onset and duration of their biologic action. An oral hypoglycemic agent is not a form of insulin therapy.
Genetic and epigenetic origin of pediatric liver cancer uncovered

Genetic and epigenetic origin of pediatric liver cancer uncovered

Novel process enables 3D imaging of human organs with micrometer resolution

Novel process enables 3D imaging of human organs with micrometer resolution

New drug delivery strategy could make it easier for patients to take their medications

New drug delivery strategy could make it easier for patients to take their medications

Study explores the link between antibiotics use, gut microbiota, and lifespan

Study explores the link between antibiotics use, gut microbiota, and lifespan

Study analyzes the health benefits of time-restricted eating

Study analyzes the health benefits of time-restricted eating

Cytokines play a role in regulation of beige fat

Cytokines play a role in regulation of beige fat

Largest study identifies causal genetic variants associated with type 1 diabetes risk

Largest study identifies causal genetic variants associated with type 1 diabetes risk

Ethnically diverse genetic study expands understanding about potential causes of type 2 diabetes

Ethnically diverse genetic study expands understanding about potential causes of type 2 diabetes

Some Type 2 diabetes patients could benefit from bone marrow stem cell transplants, study shows

Some Type 2 diabetes patients could benefit from bone marrow stem cell transplants, study shows

Daily intake of fruits can lower risk of type 2 diabetes

Daily intake of fruits can lower risk of type 2 diabetes

Life expectancy can be increased by an average of 30% in transgenic mice, study shows

Life expectancy can be increased by an average of 30% in transgenic mice, study shows

Studies highlight different aspects of link between obesity and cancer

Studies highlight different aspects of link between obesity and cancer

Study identifies predictive causal role for specific cell types in type 1 diabetes

Study identifies predictive causal role for specific cell types in type 1 diabetes

Processed diet reduces gut bacteria and promotes encroachment of microbiota into the intestine

Processed diet reduces gut bacteria and promotes encroachment of microbiota into the intestine

New gene editing approach bypasses disease-causing mutations

New gene editing approach bypasses disease-causing mutations

Obesity reduces mitochondrial gene expression in fat tissues

Obesity reduces mitochondrial gene expression in fat tissues

Novel device can help treat type I diabetes mellitus

Novel device can help treat type I diabetes mellitus

New AI-based method can lead to faster, low-cost development of protein-based drugs

New AI-based method can lead to faster, low-cost development of protein-based drugs

Lowering apolipoprotein CIII levels can prevent deleterious effects of a high-fat diet

Lowering apolipoprotein CIII levels can prevent deleterious effects of a high-fat diet

UMD awarded grant to explore nettle as a functional food for improving health

UMD awarded grant to explore nettle as a functional food for improving health