In their latest Medical Discovery News column Drs. Norbert Herzog and David Niesel look at the duck-billed platypus which has a venomous spur on their hind feet they use to protect themselves. The venom can cause great pain in humans and contains a cocktail of different molecules. Scientists have found that one of those molecules could lead to a new treatment for Type 2 diabetes. This column also featured in the Abilene Reporter-News and The Galveston County Daily News.