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New hope for diabetes sufferers

According to diabetes news today, experts at a Scottish University have made a fresh new discovery that could help to treat a rare form of diabetes . Hereditary Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus is a genetic condition affecting some 9000 people in the UK.
The condition affects the kidneys and causes risk from having too much sodium. A research team from Glasgow and Holland examined a antidiuretic hormone and made
an important discovery.
Dr. Robben reportedly commented: “It is the first time that we have shown that the mechanism can work on such mutant receptors. We can show that the whole pathway is restored. This makes it likely that the artificial hormones can be used in patients in future and we believe they could solve or cure diseases caused by mutant receptors.”
Professor Graeme Milligan reportedly said: “What we have found here is of immense significance because current strategies used for treatment have limited effect and our studies have employed novel, early stage drugs that can activate the mutated forms of the V2 vasopressin receptor. Further improvements to these drugs will result in their use by patients.”

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