A scientific study published three years ago that claimed to have found breakthrough results in the search for a cure for diabetes has now been retracted.
The article titled Betatrophin: A Hormone that Controls Pancreatic Cell Proliferation was widely acclaimed when it was published back in 2013. According to researchers at that time, they had identified a new hormone that could help boost the secretion of insulin in diabetes patients, thereby making it unnecessary for patients to take insulin injections.
However, the group has now admitted that since then, research from another group has failed to replicate the findings of the earlier study. The earlier study had been conducted on rodents. Now, the researchers have voluntarily retracted their 2013 study, and have confirmed that their earlier conclusion was wrong.