Treating Diabetes with Lizard Spit

Yes, you read that title correctly. Well, more specifically, it’s the saliva of Heloderma suspectum, better known as the Gila Monster – a two-foot long, desert-dwelling lizard native to North America (pictured). This is the story of how a once-completely-unknown molecule in lizard spit has become one of the most promising treatments for the 415 …

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