Model of insulin inhibitory receptor ‘inceptor’ (in black) desensetizing the insulin recptor (in color) on a pancreatic beta cell. Insulin in blue. Credit: Helmholtz Zentrum München Researchers have discovered a novel and druggable insulin inhibitory receptor, named inceptor. The latest study from Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen, the Technical University of Munich, […]

Industrially produced foods, such as snacks, chips, convenience foods, carbonated drinks, increase the risk of death, especially from cardiovascular causes. Supermarket shelves are increasingly flooded with foods produced by extensive industrial processing, generally low in essential nutrients, high in sugar, oil and salt and liable to be overconsumed. And they […]

Mice lacking CNOT3 in pancreatic beta cells have fewer insulin-producing cells, leading to diabetes. Credit: OIST A protein that’s common throughout the body plays a key role in regulating glucose levels, says new research conducted in the Cell Signal Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University […]