Diabetes

Researchers Investigate the Role of Arsenic in the Development of Diabetes

A five-year, $2.7 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences will help researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago answer basic questions about the role of arsenic in the development of diabetes and examine the mechanisms by which selenoproteins – found in the human body in 25 different forms – counter the effects of arsenic. Diabetes is a metabolic disease characterized by either a lack of