A cure for diabetes is surely one of the holy grails of scientific and medical research. According to the ADA (American Diabetes Association) researchers are right now working on a cure for the disease .
Using porcine cells transplanted from pigs to monkeys six months ago, researchers have found success without the need to administer drugs to their subjects. The research opens up the hope for a cure, and a different quality of life for diabetic people .
The rhesus monkeys were injected with pancreatic islet cells, and thankfully the cells were not rejected. The vice president of clinical affairs at the ADA said: “If there’s evidence that rejection is not occurring, despite no immune suppressio, that’s promising and potentially important for the future .”
The research is being carried out by a firm in San Diego called MicroIslet. Although this is not yet a cure, it is regarded as being a large step in the right direction .
In the past, transplant experiments have come back with mixed results. The host body has rejected some transplants. Furthermore, transplant pancreatic islets are in short supply – even if it works there is no way a cure could be taken to the millions of people that need it, yet. However, the news brings hope for the future.

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