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Chemical Produced in Pancreas Prevented and Reversed Diabetes in Mice, St. Michael's Hospital Study



6/29/2011 7:15:21 AM

A chemical produced by the same cells that make insulin in the pancreas prevented and even reversed Type 1 diabetes in mice, researchers at St. Michael's Hospital have found. Type 1 diabetes, formerly known as juvenile diabetes, is characterized by the immune system's destruction of the beta cells in the pancreas that make and secrete insulin. As a result, the body makes little or no insulin.

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