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First immune-evading cells created to treat type 1 diabetes

Discussion in 'Research' started by fishface326, Aug 20, 2020.

  1. fishface326

    fishface326 Approved members

    Jun 5, 2018
    Caveat- but in mice only, currently....

    Scientists have made a major advance in the pursuit of a safe and effective treatment for type 1 diabetes, an illness that impacts an estimated 1.6 million Americans with a cost of $14.4 billion annually. Using stem cell technology, researchers generated the first human insulin-producing pancreatic cell clusters able to evade the immune system. These 'immune shielded' cell clusters controlled blood glucose without immunosuppressive drugs once transplanted in the body.


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