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Insulin concealing ‘beta cells’ to cure Type 1 diabetes

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WASHINGTON D.C: Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Harvard University have developed a new therapy that can cure people with Type 1 diabetes, from insulin injections.

Scientists have successfully switched stem cells of Type 1 diabetic patients into an insulin concealing ‘beta cells’. The results stand for a modified approach of healing patients’ by means of their own tissues. This technique will notably diminish the jeopardy of immune response.

Type 1 diabetes, also identified as adolescent diabetes, frequently triggers in early days. Body of those suffering from this kind of diabetes cannot create their own insulin due to pancreatic cells deficiency.

Therefore, they have to rely on insulin shots in order to keep their blood sugar level under control.

In the study, published in Nature Communications, researchers claimed that the fresh therapy would be prepared for human research in three to five years.