Harvard University have managed to produce millions of insulin-producing cells that is required for transplantation. This can mean the end of insulin shots in the near future
Written by Victoria Vinje Pedersen
After researchers at Harvard have discovered how to manufacture huge quantities of insulin-producing cells, a cure for type 1 diabetes should be right around the corner. This will mean that type 1’s can stop taking daily doses of insulin in the near future.
Harvard University have, for the first time, managed to produce millions of beta cells that is needed for transplantation. The discovery is hailed as a medical breakthrough as important as antibiotics.
– If this scalable technology is proven to work in both the clinic and in the manufacturing facility, the impact on the treatment of diabetes will be a medical game-changer on a par with antibiotics and bacterial infections,” said Chris Mason, Professor of Regenerative Medicine at the University College London to the the Telegraph about the research project.
Read more about the breakthrough in the Telegraph