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Scripps Research scientist receives $1 million research grant from Novo Nordisk
Date:11/8/2011

are no longer as effective in lowering blood glucose levels.

"What has not been established are the mechanisms and sites of action that effect glucose homeostasis [equilibrium]," he said. "So that's what we're going to spend the next two years finding out with the help of this research grant from Novo Nordisk."

The research will also explore adropin's potential role as a protein-based therapy for treating type 2 diabetes, a chronic disease that affects over 300 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. "Clearly, there is an urgent need to identify new and more effective drugs for treating diabetes," Butler said. "Studying how adropin works in this regard could eventually contribute to this effort."


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Contact: Mika Ono
mikaono@scripps.edu
858-784-2052
Scripps Research Institute
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