- advertisement -

Bigger capsules may be long-sought key for transplanting islet cells

Discussion in 'Research' started by Parody, May 18, 2015.

  1. Parody

    Parody Approved members

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2011
    Messages:
    53
  2. pdx_dc

    pdx_dc Approved members

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Messages:
    28
    wow. Hope they hurry to clinical trials. Thank you scientists and hardworking researchers.
     
  3. sszyszkiewicz

    sszyszkiewicz Approved members

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2013
    Messages:
    842
    There was a better article from MIT itself.

    https://newsoffice.mit.edu/2015/designing-better-medical-implants-0518

    One quote there not found in the original article when discussing tests in non-human primates

    "The larger spheres also evaded the immune response in tests in nonhuman primates. Smaller spheres implanted under the skin were engulfed by scar tissue after only two weeks, while the larger ones remained clear for up to four weeks."

    That doesn't sound like a very long time.
     
  4. pdx_dc

    pdx_dc Approved members

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Messages:
    28
    4 weeks? hmm..
     

Share This Page

- advertisement -

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice