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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.
CWRU researcher receives nearly $1 million to study drug resistance mechanisms in prostate cancer

CWRU researcher receives nearly $1 million to study drug resistance mechanisms in prostate cancer

Type 2 diabetes drug may be used to treat heart failure with preserved ejection fraction

Type 2 diabetes drug may be used to treat heart failure with preserved ejection fraction

Researchers aim to improve cognition, reverse weight gain in schizophrenia

Researchers aim to improve cognition, reverse weight gain in schizophrenia

Gut bacteria may modify effectiveness of anti-diabetes drugs

Gut bacteria may modify effectiveness of anti-diabetes drugs

Drug repositioning strategy identifies potential new treatments for epilepsy

Drug repositioning strategy identifies potential new treatments for epilepsy

Deadly combination: Drug cocktail induces cancer cell death by switching off energy supply

Deadly combination: Drug cocktail induces cancer cell death by switching off energy supply

Study: Some people with Type 2 diabetes may be testing their blood sugar more often than needed

Study: Some people with Type 2 diabetes may be testing their blood sugar more often than needed

New research supports the need for obesity intervention before pregnancy

New research supports the need for obesity intervention before pregnancy

EU and industry-funded project aims to personalize diabetes treatment

EU and industry-funded project aims to personalize diabetes treatment

Lifestyle interventions may delay onset of Type 2 diabetes in patients with pre-diabetes

Lifestyle interventions may delay onset of Type 2 diabetes in patients with pre-diabetes

Common diabetes medication may protect against age-related macular degeneration

Common diabetes medication may protect against age-related macular degeneration

Researchers uncover new lead for mechanism of action of frontline Type 2 diabetes drug

Researchers uncover new lead for mechanism of action of frontline Type 2 diabetes drug

Study uncovers new mechanism of action in a first-line drug for diabetes

Study uncovers new mechanism of action in a first-line drug for diabetes

Study: Targeting specific genomic mutation in breast cancer improves survival

Study: Targeting specific genomic mutation in breast cancer improves survival

Study shows that one amino acid may produce short-term lowering of glucose levels

Study shows that one amino acid may produce short-term lowering of glucose levels

Researchers show possibility to restore insulin cell function in type 2 diabetes

Researchers show possibility to restore insulin cell function in type 2 diabetes

Researchers assess effects of adding dapagliflozin to metformin or insulin in type 2 diabetes patients

Researchers assess effects of adding dapagliflozin to metformin or insulin in type 2 diabetes patients

Geroscience takes center stage in Journal of the American Medical Association

Geroscience takes center stage in Journal of the American Medical Association

EC approves update of INVOKANA and VOKANAMET labeling to include changes to indication statement

EC approves update of INVOKANA and VOKANAMET labeling to include changes to indication statement

Study suggests new strategies for using cell metabolism to treat cancer

Study suggests new strategies for using cell metabolism to treat cancer