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Medical News and Perspectives
December 20, 2006

Stem Cells Probed as Diabetes Treatment

JAMA. 2006;296(23):2785-2786. doi:10.1001/jama.296.23.2785

New York City—While an autoimmune disease of any type is a serious condition that is often difficult to treat, finding a cure for type 1 diabetes is particularly daunting because of the nature of the pancreas and its insulin-producing beta cells.

“The pancreas is pathetic at regeneration,” said Douglas Melton, PhD, of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute at Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass.

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