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In Human Clinical Trial, UAB to Test Drug Shown to Completely Reverse Diabetes in Human Islets, Mice

by Tyler Greer-University of Alabama at Birmingham News Office
New research conducted at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has shown that the common blood pressure drug verapamil completely reverses diabetes in animal models. Now, thanks to a three-year, $2.1 million grant from the JDRF, UAB researchers will begin conducting a potentially groundbreaking clinical trial in 2015 to see if it can do the same in humans.