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Novel nanogel secretes insulin

Scientists have discovered a nanogel with the ability to mimic the function of the pancreas, which ensures a steady and balanced blood sugar level. It has yet to be tested in humans, however.

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A new discovery could spell very good news for the millions of people all over the world who suffer from type 1 diabetes. In a new study, the results of which have just been published in the journal ACS Nano, researchers have shown that a nanogel can be used to register blood sugar levels and secrete the necessary insulin, writes Dagens Pharma.

The new method consists of an injectable gel-like structure that contains nanoparticles attached to enzymes which convert glucose to glucose-acid.

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