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Scientists have found a possible cure for Type 2 diabetes: Platypus venom
A hormone produced in the venom of platypus - one of Australia's most iconic native animals - may pave the way for potential new treatments for Type 2 diabetes in humans, a new study suggests. In people with type 2 diabetes, the short stimulus triggered by GLP-1 is not sufficient to maintain a proper blood sugar balance. The platypus produces a powerful venom during breeding season, which is used in competition among males for females.
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