Muscle relaxant may treat rare form of diabetes, scientists find

November 25, 2014 3:59 PM

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Muscle relaxant may treat rare form of diabetes, scientists find

A commonly prescribed muscle relaxant may help treat a rare form of diabetes, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have found.

According to a news release, the drug— dantrolene— halts the destruction of insulin-producing beta cells in animal models of the disease and in cell models drawn from people who have the illness.

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