Discovery Could Lead To Dramatic Improvements For People Managing Diabetes

The discovery of insulin nearly a century ago changed diabetes from a death sentence to a chronic disease. 

Today a team that includes researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine announced a discovery that could lead to dramatic improvements in the lives of people managing diabetes. 

After decades of speculation about exactly how insulin interacts with cells, the international group of scientists finally found a definitive answer: in an article published today in the journal Nature, the group describes how insulin binds to the cell to allow the cell to transform sugar into energy - and also how the insulin itself changes shape as a result of this connection. 

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