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White Blood Cells Mediate Insulin Resistance

Neutrophils’ role is a surprise – and a potential new target for treating diabetes.Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine say neutrophils, an abundant type of white blood cell typically tasked with attacking bacteria and other foreign invaders, also plays...

Published on 6 August 2012, 14:00

Scientists discover new genetic variation that contributes to diabetes

Scientists have identified a genetic variation in people with type 2 diabetes that affects how the body's muscle cells respond to the hormone insulin, in a new study published in Nature Genetics. The researchers, from Imperial College London and other international institutions, say the...

Published on 7 September 2009, 04:33