New Approach to Treating Type 1 Diabetes? Transforming Gut Cells Into Insulin Factories, Columbia University Study
Published: Mar 12, 2012
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.