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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.
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

Researchers use unique methods to map the mechanism behind cellular communication

Researchers use unique methods to map the mechanism behind cellular communication

An outlook on latest trends in peptide drug discovery and development

An outlook on latest trends in peptide drug discovery and development

New protein quality control system could enhance full-length translation in bacteria

New protein quality control system could enhance full-length translation in bacteria

Study provides a causal link between the Alzheimer's risk gene and COVID-19

Study provides a causal link between the Alzheimer's risk gene and COVID-19

Researchers identify a new compound for creating a new class of diabetes drugs

Researchers identify a new compound for creating a new class of diabetes drugs

Study shows why obese mothers tend to have children susceptible to metabolic diseases

Study shows why obese mothers tend to have children susceptible to metabolic diseases

TBI: Increased levels of immune cells promote inflammation that may worsen brain damage

TBI: Increased levels of immune cells promote inflammation that may worsen brain damage

New perspectives challenge diet-heart-hypothesis

New perspectives challenge diet-heart-hypothesis

Researchers discover new way to control natural killer cells in immune system

Researchers discover new way to control natural killer cells in immune system

Periodontal or gum disease recognized as significant risk factor for metabolic syndrome

Periodontal or gum disease recognized as significant risk factor for metabolic syndrome

Researchers identify new therapeutic target to treat type 1 diabetes

Researchers identify new therapeutic target to treat type 1 diabetes

Study links air pollution and diabetes to interstitial lung disease

Study links air pollution and diabetes to interstitial lung disease

Study shows fluorescent protein molecules act as tiny antennas with optical properties

Study shows fluorescent protein molecules act as tiny antennas with optical properties