Light-activated drug could reduce side effects of diabetes medication

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Diabetes drugs that promote the release of insulin from the pancreas can in some cases cause side effects due to their actions on other organs. To help create better drugs, researchers at Imperial College London and LMU Munichadapted an existing type of drug called a sulfonylurea so that it changes shape when exposed to blue light. This type of therapy may allow better control over blood sugar levels. Via Imperial College London. Posted October 16, 2014.
–Alanna McCatty


Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty is founder and CEO of McCatty Scholars, an organization that devises and implements financial literacy programs for students to combat the nationwide issue of the loss of educational opportunity due to the ramifications of burdensome student debt. At MedShadow, she reports on new findings and research on the side effects of prescription drugs. She is a graduate of Pace University.


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