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Stem Cell Breakthrough on Diabetes

John on September 2, 2009 at 10:00 am

Significant progress using the new method of creating stem cells from ordinary somatic cells:

This week, scientists at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) reported the first success in generating new populations of insulin-producing cells using skin cells of Type 1 diabetes patients. The achievement involved the newer embryo-free technique for generating stem cells, and marked the first step toward building a treatment that could one day replace a patient’s faulty insulin-making cells with healthy, functioning ones.

This is research I fully support. An end to diabetes is an almost unimaginable advance. It will be done without ESCR which has never accomplished anything.

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