How Animal Testing and Research is Advancing Treatments for Type 2 Diabetes

How Animal Testing and Research is Advancing Treatments for Type 2 Diabetes

This is the second installment of a 3-part series covering some of the contributions animals have made to treatments for diabetes. Read part one and part three. Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which the body’s cells don’t adequately use insulin from the pancreas to turn glucose into energy. The result is high […]

RIP Dr. Kelsey

RIP Dr. Kelsey

Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey, the FDA scientist who kept thalidomide off U.S. market, has died at age 101.  You may not know her name, but she played a pivotal role in drug development requirements generally and the importance of animal research specifically. In fact, it was Dr. Kelsey who continually rejected approval of thalidomide from the US […]

Smart insulin patch for diabetics?

Smart insulin patch for diabetics?

Diabetes affects over 400 million people worldwide. Diabetics are either unable to produce insulin or their bodies are insensitive to it. Because of this, many need to monitor their blood glucose levels and inject insulin to control their blood sugar. But new research could potentially make this process easier and safer through a “smart” insulin […]