endocrinology

Human stem cells re-programmed to create pancreatic islets

Australian researchers have used human stem cells to create viable glucose-responsive pancreatic islets that may overcome the limitations of current islet transplantation methods. Islet cells developed at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research’s Storr Liver Centre have shown biological activity when transplanted in animal studies, according to initial results, published in Nature. The stem cell ...

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