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Jan 30, 2019

New hope for stem cell approach to treating diabetes

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Scientists working to develop more effective treatments for diabetes are turning to stem cells. Such cells can be transformed into cells that produce insulin, the hormone that controls blood sugar.

But there’s a major challenge: the amount of produced by theses is difficult to control.

Now, by tweaking the recipe for coaxing into insulin-secreting , a team of researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has shown that the resulting cells are more responsive to fluctuating glucose levels in the blood.

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