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Apr 26, 2013 3:11 PM by Michael Handler; KSBY News

Possible cure for type II diabetes

Harvard scientists may have discovered a new way to treat type 2 diabetes.

The discovery is centered on a hormone called beta-trophin. Researchers say that in mice, the hormone leads to an enormous boost in beta cell production by the pancreas. It is at least 30 times more than the normal rate.

Much more work needs to be done, including lab work involving human patients. But if it proves effective, it could someday replace insulin injections.

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