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Diabetes

Breakthrough sparks diabetes hope

14 years, 11 months ago

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Posted on Nov 17, 2003, 2 p.m. By Bill Freeman

A cure for diabetes could be a step closer after scientists found cells from the spleen can transform into insulin-producing cells. As described in this BBC News article, US researchers were able to halt, and even reverse, the disease in mice. The research offers hope to people with Type 1 diabetes who need insulin injections to survive.

A cure for diabetes could be a step closer after scientists found cells from the spleen can transform into insulin-producing cells. As described in this BBC News article, US researchers were able to halt, and even reverse, the disease in mice. The research offers hope to people with Type 1 diabetes who need insulin injections to survive. The team hope to begin human trials soon. The US researchers had already shown that injecting diabetic mice with spleen cells from healthy mice...

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