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Researchers at the Israel Institute of Technology have found a way to extract muscle cells from mice, alter them to use glucose at an accelerated rate, and then return them to the mouse's body, where they absorb high levels of glucose, resulting in lower blood glucose levels. For the mice, this effect lasted for the entire four-month study.

[...] engineered cells not only proceeded to absorb sugar correctly, improving blood sugar levels, but also induced improved absorption in the mice's other muscle cells, by means of signals sent between them. After this one treatment, the mice remained cured of diabetes for four months—the entire period they remained under observation. Their blood sugar levels remained lower, and they had reduced levels of fatty liver normally displayed in type 2 diabetes.
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