Could a cure for type 1 diabetes be in sight? – Ένα βήμα πιο κοντά στη θεραπεία του διαβήτη τύπου 1

type 1 diabetes-cure

Scientists discover how to turn ordinary skin cells into those that produce insulin

  • They used a step-by-step technique to reprogramme skin cells from mice
  • Created precursors to pancreatic beta cells, the body’s insulin ‘factory’
  • When these cells were injected into mice genetically engineered to mimic symptoms of diabetes, the animals’  blood sugar levels returned to normal Continue reading
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Insulin pill may soon be a reality for diabetes treatment – Πολύ κοντά στη δημιουργία χαπιού ινσουλίνης οι επιστήμονες

Nadav Kidron, CEO of Oramed Pharmaceuticals, poses for a photo in Jerusalem

Daily jabs of insulin are a painful reality for many with diabetes. That may change if researchers who have successfully tested oral insulin in rats are able to replicate those results in humans. Continue reading