Topic: insulin producing cells
Transplanting pancreatic islets, along with a hydrogel that "trains" immune cells to accept them, could translate to a cure for Type 1 diabetes.
Scientists in the U.S. and Japan devised a new tissue engineering method to tackle blood supply problems in pancreatic cell transplantation.
Lilly is diving into encapsulated beta cell treatments, designed to restore insulin production in patients with Type 1 diabetes.
Researchers confirmed that the pancreas contains stem cells that can become insulin-producing cells.
The week’s biotech discoveries include an insulin-related gene mutation and the news that previously ignored brain structures could govern obesity.
North Carolina scientists are developing a skin patch containing “smart” beta cells that can detect the need for insulin and secrete it automatically.
Researchers at the University of Oregon have discovered a protein in the guts of zebrafish that has the power to boost insulin production.