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Women and minority researchers still struggle against bias, but they can overcome some obstacles with the help of good mentors, said pioneering molecular biologist Lydia Villa-Komaroff.

Researchers have developed antibodies that fight high blood sugar in mice, according to a new study in the 14 December issue of the journal Science Translational Medicine. These proteins could potentially be used to develop new drugs for type 2 diabetes, a condition that develops when the pancreas stops making insulin or when the body stops responding to insulin.

An artificial pancreas that uses a computer algorithm to balance sugar levels in the body could help patients with type 1 diabetes better control the disease, reports a new study in Science Translational Medicine.