Although things do tend to be a little quieter over the summer months, the fact is that this is another issue filled-to-busting with news and features. Frankly there’s a rather silly amount of news, and in some cases big news…. I’m trying to keep abreast of the whole stem-cell and islet transplant, or islet-growing science, but it’s a bit of a struggle for my intellect! Still, there are those out there who can explain it better. Circling around that topic, this issue has a few articles on such matters. On p.12, there is news of Vertex buying out ViaCyte in the US, both of which are involved in trying to reproduce insulin-producing islets from stem cells. The aim is to marry tools and techniques to get to the goal faster.