Category Archives: autoimmune disease

Tiny drug-delivering capsules could sustain transplanted insulin-producing cells.


Researchers have long been exploring ways to transplant pancreatic islets to treat type I diabetes long term, eliminating the need for continual glucose monitoring and insulin injections. However, there are a number of challenges to this approach.  Now, a study from researchers at the University of Illinois demonstrates in vitro that insulin-secreting cells, called islets, show increased viability and function

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