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Metformin is the active ingredient in a drug used to treat diabetes mellitus (a condition in which the body cannot control the level of sugar in the blood). It is also being studied in the treatment of cancer. It decreases the amount of glucose (a type of sugar) released into the bloodstream from the liver and increases the body’s use of the glucose. Metformin is a type of antidiabetic agent.
Metformin drug decreases mortality rate in COVID-19 patients with type 2 diabetes

Metformin drug decreases mortality rate in COVID-19 patients with type 2 diabetes

Machine-learning method can crunch data to find new uses for existing drugs

Machine-learning method can crunch data to find new uses for existing drugs

Popular glucose-lowering drug may cause rare diabetes complication in COVID-19 patients

Popular glucose-lowering drug may cause rare diabetes complication in COVID-19 patients

Researchers demonstrate potential preventive treatment for Crohn's disease

Researchers demonstrate potential preventive treatment for Crohn's disease

UH researcher examines whether early drug intervention can curb weight gain in mentally ill children

UH researcher examines whether early drug intervention can curb weight gain in mentally ill children

Study shows metformin can significantly reduce COVID-19 death risks in women

Study shows metformin can significantly reduce COVID-19 death risks in women

Study: Effect of diabetes medication can be blocked by a molecule from gut bacteria

Study: Effect of diabetes medication can be blocked by a molecule from gut bacteria

Study shows oxidant hydrogen peroxide can actually slow down cell ageing

Study shows oxidant hydrogen peroxide can actually slow down cell ageing

Drug combo for Type 2 diabetes continues to stay effective after two years of treatment

Drug combo for Type 2 diabetes continues to stay effective after two years of treatment

Study offers renewed hope for children suffering from myofibrillar myopathies

Study offers renewed hope for children suffering from myofibrillar myopathies

University of Minnesota receives funding to initiate research on diabetes drug as a COVID-19 treatment

University of Minnesota receives funding to initiate research on diabetes drug as a COVID-19 treatment

Researchers identify biomarkers that predict patient’s response to metformin treatment

Researchers identify biomarkers that predict patient’s response to metformin treatment

Combined use of three drugs linked with lower lung cancer incidence and mortality

Combined use of three drugs linked with lower lung cancer incidence and mortality

NTU-incubated start-up plans clinical trial of new slow-release pill for Parkinson’s disease

NTU-incubated start-up plans clinical trial of new slow-release pill for Parkinson’s disease

Common diabetes drug controls aspects of inflammation in mice

Common diabetes drug controls aspects of inflammation in mice

Study shows fatty liver disease is a significant risk factor for COVID-19 hospitalization

Study shows fatty liver disease is a significant risk factor for COVID-19 hospitalization

Study identifies important regulator of neuron function and survival

Study identifies important regulator of neuron function and survival

Novel drug candidate offers a major advance in the treatment for diabetes

Novel drug candidate offers a major advance in the treatment for diabetes

Immunotherapy does not worsen complications for patients with both COVID-19 and cancer

Immunotherapy does not worsen complications for patients with both COVID-19 and cancer

People with accelerated biological age at increased risk of COVID-19 symptom severity and mortality

People with accelerated biological age at increased risk of COVID-19 symptom severity and mortality