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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.
Anti-diabetic drug metformin inhibits disease progression in Alport syndrome mouse model

Anti-diabetic drug metformin inhibits disease progression in Alport syndrome mouse model

Anti-diabetic drug phenformin may prompt stronger cancer-fighting activities

Anti-diabetic drug phenformin may prompt stronger cancer-fighting activities

Parkinson's disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer share the same pathway, shows study

Parkinson's disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer share the same pathway, shows study

Hopkins Medicine endocrinologist publishes first clinical practice review on diabetes management

Hopkins Medicine endocrinologist publishes first clinical practice review on diabetes management

Diabetes drug appears to exploit vulnerability of AIDS-causing retrovirus HIV

Diabetes drug appears to exploit vulnerability of AIDS-causing retrovirus HIV

Type 2 diabetes drug can successfully reduce symptoms associated with tuberous sclerosis complex

Type 2 diabetes drug can successfully reduce symptoms associated with tuberous sclerosis complex

Researchers explore a case of diabetic ketoacidosis in patient with atezolizumab-induced autoimmune diabetes

Researchers explore a case of diabetic ketoacidosis in patient with atezolizumab-induced autoimmune diabetes

Scientists seek Covid treatment answers in cheap, older drugs

Scientists seek Covid treatment answers in cheap, older drugs

Antidiabetic drug could help reduce chronic inflammation in people living with HIV

Antidiabetic drug could help reduce chronic inflammation in people living with HIV

Study: Semaglutide drug promotes weight loss in patients with type 2 diabetes

Study: Semaglutide drug promotes weight loss in patients with type 2 diabetes

Study: Body produces large amounts of GDF15 hormone during extended bouts of vigorous exercise

Study: Body produces large amounts of GDF15 hormone during extended bouts of vigorous exercise

New study to evaluate the effectiveness of drugs on preventing COVID-19 progression

New study to evaluate the effectiveness of drugs on preventing COVID-19 progression

Oncotarget publishes new research on geroscience

Oncotarget publishes new research on geroscience

Can metformin reduce mortality in diabetic individuals with severe COVID-19?

Can metformin reduce mortality in diabetic individuals with severe COVID-19?

New automated measurement system to assess healthy lifespans using nematodes

New automated measurement system to assess healthy lifespans using nematodes

New compound could lead to a new class of diabetes drugs

New compound could lead to a new class of diabetes drugs

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