Packaging insulin into a pill-friendly form for diabetes treatment

8th January 2014

Since insulin’s crucial discovery nearly a century ago, countless diabetes patients have had to inject themselves with the life-saving medicine. Now scientists are reporting a new development toward a long-sought insulin pill that could save millions the pain of daily shots.

Published in the ACS journal Biomacromolecules, the advance could someday not only eliminate the “ouch” factor, but also get needle-wary – and weary – patients to take their medicine when they should.

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