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Insulin producing cells multiply in test tubes

Monday, June 24th, 2013 | 0 Comments
Scientists have coaxed clusters of insulin-making human cells (beta cells)  to reproduce in the lab, which removes a significant obstacle to one day transplanting the cells in patients with type 1 diabetes. This is according to research done in Washington University in read more »

New islet cells form during pregnancy

Monday, May 20th, 2013 | 0 Comments
According to a report by Diabetes Daily, two special things happen during pregnancy. First, the body relaxes the immune system to prevent it from harming the fetus. Second, it floods the body with hormones that promote growth. This causes something that researchers read more »

Mouse hormone boost beta cell production

Monday, May 13th, 2013 | 0 Comments
As reported in Science Magazine, and subsequently by Diabetes Daily, a newly discovered hormone in mice prompts the rodents to boost their production of pancreatic β cells, the ones that make insulin and are missing or not productive enough in patients with read more »

Beta cell production probably stops at age 30

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 | 0 Comments
New research finds that beta cells do not replicate after the age of 30, according to a recent article from DLife. In Type 1 diabetes, the immune systems mistakenly attacks and kills beta cells, which are responsible for insulin production. In Type 2 read more »