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Can treating the brain help in the fight against diabetes?

Can treating the brain help in the fight against diabetes?

In research that may point the way to new treatments for Type 2 diabetes, obese and diabetic mice who got a single shot of a growth-promoting peptide directly into their brains experienced lasting remission from the metabolic disorder without any sustained changes to their diet or their weight.

A week after researchers injected a low dose of synthesized mouse Fibroblast Growth Factor 1 — FGF1 — directly into the ventricles of diabetic mouse brains, the mice’s erratic blood glucose levels stabilized at normal levels. Then they stayed normal for 17 weeks — effectively curing the mice of their diabetes.

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