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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Diabetes and Stem Cell Research

Diabetes is sometimes viewed as the most promising area of regenerative medicine. The disease is associated with the death of the beta cells within the pancreas. These are cells that make and secrete insulin. The capability of restoring these cells would provide a long-lived source of insulin to the recipient. Unlike with current treatments, these transplanted cells ought to restore the body’s normally fine-tuned control over insulin secretion and blood sugar.

The potential for stem cell research to lead to ways to replenish lost cells — and restore crucial functions in those with diseases ranging from heart disease and neurological disorders to diabetes — emerged clearly from a panel discussion presented by the UCSF Foundation on Thursday in Palo Alto.

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