Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have announced an important new insight into how the lack of insulin causes diabetes. The research team, led by Gary Ruvkun, PhD, reports in the journal Nature their discovery — based on molecular genetic analysis in the worm C. elegans — of previously unsuspected human genes that may be misregulated or defective in diabetics. These genes represent new candidates for the underlying cause of diabetes and define novel targets for new diabetes therapies.
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