Therapeutic Target for Treating Diabetes and Obesity (audio) Washington University School of Medicine Share Print E-Mail Loading audio... Caption Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a potential target for treating diabetes and obesity. They discovered that when a particular protein is disabled in mice, they get more sensitive to insulin and less likely to become fat, even when they eat a high-fat diet. Credit Washington University BioMed Radio Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.