Small-batch brewers are starting to tinker with biologic drugs to meet their own medical needs. A side effect of their success would be a disruption to how big pharma makes and distributes drugs.
Maude Abbott's discoveries on pediatric heart defects were groundbreaking, saved countless lives and have stood the test of time for more than 80 years. It's time she received her due credit.
Alzheimer's drug development tends to focus on protein aggregates in the brain. Perhaps that's why they've all failed.
The days when health messages focus only on exercise that gets us out of breath could be coming to an end.
Doctors can treat diabetes by transplanting cells from the pancreas of a donor to the patient. But many of the crucial cells die - a better way to store and transport them can help.
A new study suggests that high blood-sugar levels are an effect rather than a cause of type 2 diabetes.
Only one Canadian has ever received the Nobel Prize for medicine, in 1923. But Canadian discoveries have been essential to stem cell research, gene sequencing and treatments for cancer.
Losing weight is an effective treatment for type 2 diabetes, as well as a prudent preventive measure. Beliefs that it's harder to lose weight when diabetic are unfounded.
Diabetes, which afflicts 29 million people in the U.S., remains a difficult disease to treat. Read how an algorithm devised by MIT researchers could help.
A hot bath burns calories, helps control blood sugar and keeps your blood vessels healthy. What's not to like?
Type 2 diabetes is an epidemic in the US, and at some point, half of the 30 million people with diabetes will need insulin. That would be one thing if insulin were easy to dose, but it's not.
It can take decades, but investigating one thing can revolutionise our understanding of another.
Diabetes kills more people than breast cancer and AIDS, and Mary Tyler Moore was a fierce advocate for research to combat the disease. Here is why it's important to know if you are prediabetic.
Metformin has been used to treat diabetes since the late 1950s. It is now on the World Health Organisation's List of Essential Medicines needed for a basic health care system.
Scientists thought they were closing in on one great new treatment but may have found another instead.
One in three people in the UK has prediabetes. A tax on sugary drinks is welcome, but long overdue.
It affects nearly one in five women, and half go on to develop type 2 diabetes. It's one of the great intervention opportunities that public health overseers keep ignoring.
Before the last round of negotiations, only a handful of issues remained in the way of concluding the TPP. A potential deal-breaker for Australia was intellectual property protections for biologics.
Our bodies have a complex system to control food intake, driven by hormones. Hormone levels also change when we gain and lose weight.
Diabetes medications can have real benefits but there are still some nagging unknowns about their effects.