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Successful Islet Cell Transplant

October 8, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A new study shows that islet cells (clusters of pancreatic cells that produce insulin) from living donors may be better for diabetes treatment. Comparing samples from living and deceased donors, the study shows that 94 percent of islet cells from living donors were viable for transplant, while only 42 percent can be used from deceased donors. » Continue Reading

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Protein Has Power Over Cells

July 23, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetes research is again booming with the recent discovery from New Orleans that suggests the molecular mechanism of how a protein determines the fate of the cells that make and release insulin.

Michael Lan, PhD discovers that INSM1 has a critical role in the development of pancreatic beta cells, the only cells in the body that is known for its insulin-secreting function. Dr. Lan is a professor of pediatrics and genetics at LSU Health Sciences Center.

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