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New Approach to Treating Type 1 Diabetes? Transforming Gut Cells Into Insulin Factories, Columbia University Study



3/12/2012 7:14:16 AM

A study by Columbia researchers suggests that cells in the patient's intestine could be coaxed into making insulin, circumventing the need for a stem cell transplant. Until now, stem cell transplants have been seen by many researchers as the ideal way to replace cells lost in type I diabetes and to free patients from insulin injections.

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