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CytRx Expands Alliance With UMMS for Diabetes Drug Discovery

CytRx this week said it has expanded its agreement with the University of Massachusetts Medical School covering several newly discovered novel drug targets that have "demonstrated the ability to regulate insulin activity in fat cells."

Decreased insulin activity is known to contribute to type 2 diabetes, and one of CytRx's drug programs deals with this disease.

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