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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.
Researchers create a healthier form of starch in the cassava plant

Researchers create a healthier form of starch in the cassava plant

Study suggests dietary intake of flavan-3-ols could help prevent obesity

Study suggests dietary intake of flavan-3-ols could help prevent obesity

Each person has their own unique “fingerprint” of protein activity, says study

Each person has their own unique “fingerprint” of protein activity, says study

Daytime eating maintains circadian alignment, prevents glucose intolerance despite mistimed sleep

Daytime eating maintains circadian alignment, prevents glucose intolerance despite mistimed sleep

Natural anti-inflammatory compound in rosemary plants may benefit postpartum dairy cows

Natural anti-inflammatory compound in rosemary plants may benefit postpartum dairy cows

Regulating the activity of a protein enhances health span, says research

Regulating the activity of a protein enhances health span, says research

Study identifies new gene that promotes progression to type 1 diabetes

Study identifies new gene that promotes progression to type 1 diabetes

New epigenetic editing technique could help treat a wide range of diseases

New epigenetic editing technique could help treat a wide range of diseases

Pacific Ocean rockfish genomes offer new insights into the genetic determinants of aging

Pacific Ocean rockfish genomes offer new insights into the genetic determinants of aging

Study identifies DNA mutations that impact metabolism and insulin sensitivity in liver disease patients

Study identifies DNA mutations that impact metabolism and insulin sensitivity in liver disease patients

Study explores the effects of epigenetic editing in various tumor settings

Study explores the effects of epigenetic editing in various tumor settings

Study details metabolic processes employed by SARS-CoV-2 to attack lung tissue

Study details metabolic processes employed by SARS-CoV-2 to attack lung tissue

Researchers identify 14 genes responsible for obesity

Researchers identify 14 genes responsible for obesity

Pre-meal whey protein microgel improves early insulin response, says study

Pre-meal whey protein microgel improves early insulin response, says study

Study examines effects of artificial sweetener on brain activity and appetite response

Study examines effects of artificial sweetener on brain activity and appetite response

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