Scientists take help from a tortoise to go on and invent an insulin pill for diabetes patients. This is nothing but a version of a truly cool Rube Goldberg machine, primarily designed to save someone’s life in a painless manner. The size is that of blueberry and it’s the result of years of research conducted by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. They have been trying to figure out brand new, less intrusive ways to go on and deliver insulin to all those people who suffer from type 2 diabetes.
Currently, people who suffer from type 2 diabetes, need to inject insulin through a needle, on their own. The procedure is quite painful and necessary in order to avoid any kind of medical complication. Now the scientists have set themselves to find out a much more painless method to administer insulin. The real magic of insulin tends to lie inside a pill, covering a small and basic machine that comprises of one biodegradable needle, which has a tip completely made of compressed insulin, dried in a freeze. The needle lies attached to a spring compressed in nature, held in place by a small disk prepared of sugar. The main idea behind this is that, as and when a person swallows this particular pill, the water present inside the stomach helps to dissolve the sugar. Thus it releases the string and sends the needle tip covered by insulin inside the wall of the stomach, hence getting into the supply of blood.
In a period of time, it might well get designed for all those people suffering from health concerns over and above type 2 diabetes. The statement from MIT said that it might also work to treat rheumatoid arthritis or inflammatory bowel disease.
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