Vascularized Islets Treat T1 Diabetes

vascularized isletsScientists at the University of Pittsburgh, Swanson School of Engineering are conducting a study using vascularized islets derived from human stem cells in the lab to treat type 1 diabetes. Once the blood vessels grow into the islets and are rich in oxygen they will be transplanted into the body and will begin regulating blood sugars more quickly. By vascularizing the islets before they are implanted into the diabetics body they are much more likely to survive and regulate glucose.

Seems like there is a lot of type 1 diabetes research going on now using stem cells which is a good thing, so lets all keep our fingers crossed.

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