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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.
Diabetic drug shows potential to be repurposed as heart disease treatment for non-diabetic patients

Diabetic drug shows potential to be repurposed as heart disease treatment for non-diabetic patients

Common drug may lead to obesity in offspring

Common drug may lead to obesity in offspring

Medication could mitigate side effects of chemotherapy for breast cancer patients

Medication could mitigate side effects of chemotherapy for breast cancer patients

Medical treatment for gestational diabetes could prevent long-term complications in children

Medical treatment for gestational diabetes could prevent long-term complications in children

Research shows how SGLT-2 inhibitors induce a fasting state that triggers metabolic benefits

Research shows how SGLT-2 inhibitors induce a fasting state that triggers metabolic benefits

Patients experiment with prescription drugs to fight aging

Patients experiment with prescription drugs to fight aging

Study to generate evidence on impact of pharmaceutical industry-led medicines access program

Study to generate evidence on impact of pharmaceutical industry-led medicines access program

A ‘fountain of youth’ pill? Sure, if you’re a mouse.

A ‘fountain of youth’ pill? Sure, if you’re a mouse.

Drug cocktail may help combat breast cancer

Drug cocktail may help combat breast cancer

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