University of British Columbia Researchers has shown that human stem cell transplants can successfully restore insulin production and reverse diabetes in mice.

What are you thinking?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (Rate This)
Loading...Loading...

A new discovery has shown that human stem cell transplants can successfully restore insulin production and reverse diabetes in mice for the first time. Researchers from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver implanted human stem cells into mice with diabetes. This discovery could open breakthrough treatments for a disorder that affects more than 285 million people worldwide.


Scientists from University of British Columbia (UBC) and the New Jersey-based BetaLogics, a division of Janssen Research & Development, LLC, conducted an experiment using stem cell transplant on mice. Timothy Kieffer, a professor in the Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences, led the study. All the mice that they used had weakened immune systems, which prevented their bodies from rejecting the transplant. Once the transplant was complete, the mice were slowly weaned off insulin therapy. According to the study published in the journal Diabetes, insulin therapy is a procedure designed to mimic human clinical conditions.

The mice gained the ability to produce their own insulin in response to their bodies’ need as well as to maintain a normal level of sugar in their blood after eating a large amount of sugar. After 3-4 months, researchers removed the transplanted cells from the mice and found that the cells had many of the features of normal insulin-producing cells.

Earlier research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association mentions that “Type 1 Diabetes” can be successfully reversed by injecting patients with their own stem cells. But, other studies have found that stem cell transplantation can only temporarily treat diabetes because anywhere from half a year to three years after transplantation, the patient’s immune system often begins rejecting and attacking transplanted insulin-producing cells.

The research demonstration can be very potential for stem cell transplantation to cure for diabetes. But the research is not complete yet. More research needs to be done before the procedure can be tested in humans.

Source : Science Daily
Special Thanks To : Neuroscience, Diabetologia, Direct-ms

Buy Cheapest Related Product From Amazon.com


Windows 8 Full Upgrade To Be Available Only For Windows 7 Users

[Tutorial] How To Uninstall Android Apps Via Google Play Web Site
You can also press the left/right arrow key on your keyboard to go to previous/next post
  On July 1, 2012(2 years, 5 months ago.)

Recent Products

Buy Now | Compare  
Buy Now | Compare  
Buy Now | Compare  
Buy Now | Compare  
Compare  

What Do You Think?

Loading Disqus Comments ...
Loading Facebook Comments ...

Recent Search

Recent Tutorials

Many users are already complaining and searching for the tips of how to capture the screenshot on LG G3. The tutorial will help to do that.
The tutorial will help how you can minimize the mobile data on your android device (Here we used LG G3 S for the tutorial)
The tutorial will help you to turn on battery Saver for LG G3 or G3 S both manually and automatically.
This tutorial is about how you can set up various auto reply messages on LG G3 S tp know the caller why you could not answer the call.
This tutorial is about disabling automatic shortcut creation of new installed app on android devices.
This tutorial is about showing you how to turn off location in Facebook of your Android devices.
My tutorial is for those who wants to delete those history partially or fully or to disable those if they want.
This tutorial will show you how to stop those videos in your Android mobile not to play automatically.
This tutorial will help you to Disable Auto-Update Of Android Apps in your Android Device. The steps are quite easy to execute.
This tutorial will help you to clear search history from your Google Play Store in your Android Device. The steps are quite easy to execute.
Close You Have To Login
User:
Pass:
Login With »Login With TwitterLogin With Facebook