CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header
WEATHER: Storms moving across DFW.  Check Current Conditions | Check Local Radar | Follow @CBSDFW

News

Newfound Hormone Holds Hope For Diabetes Treatment

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

454116976 Newfound Hormone Holds Hope For Diabetes TreatmentKe$sha's Scandalous Pre-VMA Selfie

454181828 Newfound Hormone Holds Hope For Diabetes TreatmentBilly Crystal's Robin Williams Tribute

 alt=iPhone 6 Pics Leaked!

453947324 Newfound Hormone Holds Hope For Diabetes TreatmentIce Bucket Challenge Fail

 alt=Musicians Then And Now

cowb thumb Newfound Hormone Holds Hope For Diabetes TreatmentCowboys Cheerleaders

A nurse collects a blood sample from a patient using a glucometer at a free health clinic on November 1, 2009. (credit: NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)

A nurse collects a blood sample from a patient using a glucometer at a free health clinic on November 1, 2009. (credit: NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) - Scientists have identified a hormone that can sharply boost the number of cells that make insulin in mice. They say the discovery may someday provide a new treatment for the most common type of diabetes.

People naturally make their own version of this hormone, and the research suggests that giving them more might someday let people with Type 2 diabetes avoid insulin shots.

The new work was reported Thursday in the journal Cell.

Scientists found that when they made mice produce extra amounts of the hormone, the pancreas responded by making more cells that pump out insulin. The scientists have not yet tested whether that will treat diabetes in mice.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Also Check Out:

MOST VIEWED GALLERIES