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By James Benedetto
The Tuscaloosa News 

Research on snakes could help treat diabetes


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Could the answer to treating digestive ailments like diabetes and Crohn's disease be slithering around in a laboratory at the University of Alabama?

Stephen Secor, a professor of biological sciences at UA, hopes so.

"This all kind of started as, 'Hey let's do something crazy,' and come to find out, we found these amazing results," Secor said.

In a May 17 New York Times Magazine article, Amit Choudhary, an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard University's medical school, cited Secor's discoveries on snake physiology in Chaudhary's research on diabetes in human...

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