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Diabetes drugs News (3 articles)

Mayo Study: Common Diabetes Drug May Treat Ovarian Cancer

Diabetic patients with ovarian cancer who took the drug metformin for their diabetes had a better survival rate than patients who did not take it, a study headed by Mayo Clinic shows. The findings, published early online in the journal Cancer, may play an important role for researchers as they...

Published on 4 December 2012, 01:07

Diabetes drug improves survival from life-threatening infectious disease

Scientists have identified a diabetes drug which halves the mortality rate of a deadly infectious disease found throughout Southeast Asia and Northern Australia.Melioidosis, caused by a soil dwelling bacterium (Burkholderia pseudomallei) that is present in certain regions of the world,...

Published on 23 February 2011, 08:07

Scientists find unsuspected molecular link between obesity and insulin resistance

Discovery raises possibility of safer, more selective diabetes drugs.A new understanding of insulin resistance and the action of diabetes drugs such as Avandia and Actos could pave the way for improved medications that are more selective and safer, say scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer...

Published on 21 July 2010, 16:34