According to a report published this week, a team of scientists from all over the world have managed to isolate stem cells amongst adult mice . The breakthrough could create ground for a type 1 diabetes treatment, according to the research team.
The success is a major step forward in diabetes treatment. The stem cells have the potential to restore the insulin-making capacity of the organs. If the pancreas can make and process insulin the body can begin to regulate blood sugar levels within the body.
Harry Heimnberg, of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Centre in Brussels, Belgium, reportedly commented: “One of the most interesting characteristics of these (adult) progenitor cells is that they are almost indistinguishable from embryonic progenitors.”
Type 1 diabetes currently has no known treatment, and diabetics have to take daily insulin injections in order to maintain stable blood glucose .

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