Work in rodents suggests new hormone targets for treating type 1 diabetes
A little extra leptin can bring terminally ill rodents with type 1 diabetes back from the brink of death.
Leptin, a hormone made by fat cells, helps control eating behavior. A new gene therapy study suggests that it can also treat diabetes, the first demonstration that the disease can be treated without replacing insulin.
Roger Unger and colleagues at the University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center at