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China Looks To Asia Melon For Curing Diabetes Threat

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Chinese scientists have been dispatched to Australia to work with their counterparts on developing a Western-type drug to cure type 2 diabetes. China faces an explosion of the diabetes cases, expected to double by 2025. Experts from the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica are joining with Australians to research a non-toxic bitter melon found mostly in Asia. Australian scientists are investigating the possibility of using the melon and other Asian vegetables and fruits as the basis for new drugs. (Click here for more



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