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Diabetes breakthrough: Insulin-producing cells formed using malaria drugs
 

Diabetes breakthrough: Insulin-producing cells formed using malaria drugs

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Researchers from the Austrian Academy of Sciences may have found a way to transform alpha cells into insulin-producing beta cells using a common drug.
 
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3 Dec 2016 - General
 
Thank you for sharing this article with us Tahira Nawaz . Alpha cells in pancreatic islets of Langerhans are known to produce glucagon hormone which counteract the function of Insulin produced by Beta cells. Replacing the destroyed beta-cells in the bodies of patients with newly-produced insulin-secreting cells promises to be a simple and elegant strategy to heal diabetes type 1. It is a spectacular breakthrough...
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