A step closer to a cure for adult-onset diabetes

Authors: Ribeiro, D., Horvath, I., Heath, N., Hicks, R., Forslöw, A., & Wittung-Stafshede, P.

Source: Chalmers University of Technology. "A step closer to a cure for adult-onset diabetes." ScienceDaily, 23 October 2017. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171023104727.htm>.

In healthy people, exosomes -tiny structures secreted by cells to allow intercellular communication prevent clumping of the protein that leads to type 2 diabetes. Exosomes in patients with the disease don’t have the same ability. The discovery by a research collaboration between Chalmers University of Technology and Astrazeneca takes us a step closer to a cure for type 2 diabetes.

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