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Lab rat studies show promise for insulin pill
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Studies carried out on lab rats have shown promise for a new kind of insulin pill that may be able to help millions of people with diabetes avoid daily injections, researchers said Monday. Much more work is needed before the pill, designed by researchers at Harvard University, can be tested in people or possibly be made available on a wide scale. Until now, the main challenge in developing an insulin pill has been finding a way to preserve the insulin protein once it encounters stomach acid. read more


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