Feb 21, 2008

Human Stem Cells in Diabetes treatment

According to a new study, that appeared in the journal Nature Biotechnology, human stem cells may be the key to treating and curing diabetes. The study has revealed that human stem cells were very effective in helping treat diabetes in mice.

Researchers took human stem cells and transformed them into cells which produced a normal level of insulin. These cells were taken and implanted into mice, and then observed.

Researchers found that the cells helped control blood glucose levels in mice. The results were seen just one month after treatment in some cases, but up to three months in others.

Chief scientific officer at California-based Novocell Inc., Emmanuel Baetge stated “Our data provides the first compelling evidence that human embryonic stem cells can serve as a renewable source of functional insulin-producing cells for diabetes cell replacement therapies.” Link


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