Rhesus Monkey as Model to Develop New Diabetes Treatments

 
Diabetes affects over 29 million Americans and is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. New research suggests that the rhesus monkey may be a good model to test new types of antidiabetic drugs.

Read the article in the Journal of Diabetes, covering details of the study, with contributions from Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University System, Department of Health Behavior, University of Alabama, Translational Gerontology Branch, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, and SoBran, Inc.