Health News: Scientists Unlock How Insulin Interacts With Cells

An article published in Nature describes how insulin binds to the cell to allow the cell to transform sugar into energy—and also how the insulin itself changes shape as a result of this connection.

“These findings carry profound implications for diabetes patients,” said Michael A. Weiss, MD, PhD, MBA. “This new information increases exponentially the chances that we can develop better treatments—in particular, oral medications instead of syringes, pens, or pumps.”