'Smart insulin' shows promise in mice with type 1 diabetes

February 11, 2015 11:00 AM

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'Smart insulin' shows promise in mice with type 1 diabetes

Now, a new study by Danny Chou, an assistant professor of biochemistry at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, and colleagues suggests this burden could one day be considerably lighter for people with type 1 diabetes.

Writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team describes how they developed and tested a long-lasting "smart insulin" compound called Ins-PBA-F that self-activates when blood sugar is high and brings it back to normal levels.

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