Discovery of New Gene May Prevent Muscle Problems in the Future

Individuals who suffer from diabetes, particularly those with type 2, or insulin resistant, diabetes, know that muscle pain can be a major problem when it comes to dealing with the disease. However, many do not realize that their muscles can also begin to waste away, a biological process known as atrophy, which results from disuse of the muscles in question. A new discovery by a team at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, located in Sydney, Australia, may mean that diabetes patients no longer have to suffer from this unfortunately common muscle problem.

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