Biomathematics was recently employed in the search for a treatment that could cure type 2 diabetes. The research used a mix of math and technology in order to create a formula that could reverse the effects of this disease.
The study, published in the journal PLOS Computational Biology, was carried out by scientists from the Florida State University.
Type 2 Diabetes Cure — The First Step
Diabetes consists of the body’s impossibility to make insulin, which translates into high blood sugar. Currently, there are roughly 30 million people in the United States affected by this disease, and 95 percent of them have type 2 diabetes.
The research involved reactivating oscillations in insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells, which is one of the most important steps in curing this disease and restoring the body’s insulin production.
While reactivating the process of making insulin is a…