Diabetes Has Been Cured In Lab Rats, Human Trials Upcoming
November 7, 2014
(TheAntiMedia) According to a study at the University of Alabama Birmingham Comprehensive Diabetes Center, researchers have cured diabetes in lab mice using a medication that is already on the market. The medication is called Verapamil, and is commonly prescribed for Blood Pressure problems.
Dr. Anath Shalev, a director at UAB, said that the commonly prescribed medication can “reverse the disease completely.”
“None of the therapies are actually addressing the underlying cause, namely the destruction and loss of insulin-producing Beta cells,” Dr. Shalev said.
However, Dr. Shalev says that Verapamil also seemed to increase levels of Beta cells, which would actually address the root cause of these problem. It has been reported that Verapamil research for diabetes in humans could begin as soon as 2015.
For more information on the human clinical trials or to enroll, contact UAB’s Kentress Davison at 205-934-4112 or 205-975-9308.
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