A Salk Institute study suggests new approach for treating Type 2 diabetes. A paper published in the publication Cell, reported researchers from the institute showed that a potential new approach for treating diabetes involved protecting beta cells in order to combat the condition. Beta cells are in the pancreas that produce, store and release the hormone insulin. The investigators accomplished their goal by using vitamin D which proved beneficial in treating damaged beta cells and provided new insights about gene regulation that could be applied to developing treatments for other diseases.
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